• What is Speech and Language?

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    Speech     

    • Articulation-production of specific sounds
    • Phonology-production of patterns of sounds (ex: beginning and ending sounds, sound clusters) 
    • Fluency/Stuttering-difficulty getting words out, repetition of whole words or part of words

     

     

    Language

    • Receptive-understanding of language, includes following directions, understanding what a question is asking, understanding meaning of words and how they go together 
    • Expressive-use of language, includes putting words together to form a sentence, answering questions and using vocabulary appropriately, explaining word relationships, retelling events
    • Processing-attaching meaning to incoming information and then formulating an appropriate response
    • Pragmatics-social language, includes knowing what to say and saying it an appropriate time, reading nonverbal cues, making inferences, maintaining conversation