speech disorder

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Noun1.speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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
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A 65-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a sudden onset of speech disturbances and left arm weakness.
This book presents an introduction to cognitive and behavioral aspects in clinical practice of neurology, what is of great importance in differential diagnostics of speech disturbances in bilinguals.
Individuals affected by CS commonly present with headache, confusion, speech disturbances, motor deficits, visual abnormalities, seizures, altered mental state, vertigo, sensory impairment, vomiting and ataxia.
Many people suffering a stroke don't receive any type of treatment because they don't recognize the signs -- including vision and speech disturbances, paralysis and memory problems -- and therefore don't seek medical care.
They offer increased comfort and reduced speech disturbances and promote faster treatment time.