speech disorder

Definitions of speech disorder
  1. noun
    a disorder of oral speech
    synonyms: defect of speech, speech defect
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    anarthria
    partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system
    aphonia, voicelessness
    a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
    cataphasia
    a speech disorder in which the same word is repeated several times in succession
    dysarthria
    impaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature
    dyslogia
    impaired ability to express ideas verbally; usually resulting from difficulties of reasoning (as in feeblemindedness or certain psychoses)
    dysphonia
    speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
    lallation
    defective articulation of the `l' phoneme or the phoneme `r' is pronounced as `l'
    lambdacism
    speech defect involving excessive use or unusual pronunciation of the phoneme `l'
    lisp
    a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'
    stammer, stutter
    a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    type of:
    disorder, upset
    a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
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