What is Speech Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Characteristics


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What is a speech impairment?

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1. Which of the following is not one of the three types of speech impairment?

2. All of the following statements regarding the characteristics of the different types of speech impairments are correct except which one?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are 3 types of speech impairments, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the causes and characteristics of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Correct statements about the characteristics of speech disfluency types
  • Disorder not known to cause speech impairment
  • Known cause of voice disorder
  • Non-speech impairment type
  • Definition of a speech impairment

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related speech impairment lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main types of speech impairments
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of speech impairment

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types, causes, and characteristics of speech impairment, review the corresponding lesson called What is Speech Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Characteristics. This lesson will help you:

  • Define speech impairment
  • Understand the types and characteristics of speech impairment
  • Learn the causes of speech impairment
  • Discover why speech impairment can be hard to detect