speech disorder

Definitions of speech disorder
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n a disorder of oral speech

Synonyms:
defect of speech, speech defect
Types:
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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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