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Communication Impairments
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Definitions Speech = audible, oral output of language; includes output made by a communication device Language = socially share, rule-governed code for communication Speech impairments affects quality & clarity of spoken language Language impairment affects understanding or interpretation of spoken language (receptive language disorders) OR creation of an utterance (expressive language disorder)
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Speech Impairments Speech disorders: abnormalities in producing sounds Voice disorders: Hoarse or whisper quality Frequently due to ability to modulate breath (inhale/exhale) during speech acts Articulation difficulties: Lisps – mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and ( sh) Most common reason for special education or speech therapy for children in early school years
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Language Impairments Language Comprehension = ability to understand & Process language at the sound, word, phrase, sentence & multi-sentence level Involves understanding of vocabulary, concepts, grammar & higher level language associated with processing more abstract language (e.g. inferences, idioms, verbal problem Involves ability to retain linguistic information for purpose of understanding & interpretation
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course SPED 391 taught by Professor Dr.handler during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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