Posted by: Indonesian Children | August 3, 2009

Definition of Speech, Language and Communication Disorders

A speech disorder is an impairment of voice, articulation of speech sounds, and/or fluency. These impairments are observed in the transmission and use of the oral symbol system.

A language disorder is therefore the impairment or deviant development of comprehension and/or use of a spoken, written, and/or other symbol system. The disorder may involve: the form of language, the content of language, and/or the function of language in communication in any combination.

A communication disorder is an inability to understand or use speech and language to relate to others in society.  This can be divided into four areas:

Language – this involves listening, speaking, reading and writing
Articulation – the pronunciation of sounds and words
Voice – the sound produced by vibration of the vocal cords
Stuttering – a disruption in the normal flow or rhythm of speech


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