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Speech Impairments Overview - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll be given the opportunity to study details about specific communication disorders, such as those affecting voice and speech sounds. You will review terms relevant to these types of disorders and the therapies that are best used to address speech impairments.
In addition, you will enhance your knowledge of the causes of speech impairments. Once you have finished with this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define speech impairment
- List the causes and characteristics of different types of speech impairments
- Describe the levels of articulation therapy
- Identify types of voice disorders
- Explain terms used for disorders of the larynx, pharynx and voice
Though brief, these lessons provide detailed information in both video and text formats. You can access lessons 24/7 from any device, making it possible to create a self-paced study schedule. Short quizzes in each lesson allow you to demonstrate what you have learned and determine if you need extra review of any topic.
1. What is Speech Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Characteristics
Did you know that millions of people in the United States have some type of speech impairment? Learn more about the different types of speech impairment, their causes, and the characteristics associated with impaired speech in this lesson.
2. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors
In this lesson, we will discuss the seven levels of articulation therapy, using F and T as the primary examples of the sounds that students have difficulty articulating.
3. Types of Voice Disorders
Voice disorders can be the cause of many vocal problems. In this lesson, we will identify the types of voice disorders and describe some of their characteristics.
4. Terms for Disorders of the Pharynx, Larynx & Voice
This lesson is going to cover several different terms related to disorders affecting the throat and voice box: pharyngitis, laryngitis, laryngospasms, laryngoplegia, aphonia, and dysphonia.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech & Language Impairment (057): Practice & Study Guide course
- Prenatal, Infant & Early Childhood Development
- Development in Middle Childhood & Adolescence
- Theories of Communication Development
- Atypical Development & Delays
- Linguistic Features of English
- Principles of Phonetics
- Understanding the Speech Mechanism
- The Ear & Its Functions
- Language Impairments Overview
- Neurological, Neuromuscular & Structural Impairments
- Overview of Hearing Impairments
- Speech & Language Assessment Overview
- Assessing Student Hearing
- Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
- Intervention Strategies for Students with Communication Impairments
- Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Needs
- Communication for SPED Teachers
- Cultural Sensitivity in the SPED Classroom
- Legal Considerations for Students with Special Needs
- Assistive Technology in the SPED Classroom
- Research on Communication Disorders
- MTTC Speech & Language Impairment Flashcards