speech defect

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Noun1.speech defect - 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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We want to see them earlier because then it reduces the trauma, the psychological impact on them,' she says, adding that patients who are treated before they can speak avoid 'ngongo' or a speech defect.
He explained that the case was being processed and a relative with a speech defect was checked.
Alyn Haskey, of Nottingham, pictured with some of the pupils, spent his early years fighting against severe disability, including a severe speech defect.
It took years for me to realise I had a speech defect, but it was made very clear to me when I took the job that I had one.
It took years for me to realise I had a speech defect but it was made clear to me when I took the job that I had one.
I've never had a speech defect but I still got called 'Deaf Steph' at school and because I often didn't know people were talking to me I'd walk right past them and they assumed I was snooty.
Mr Rawlings was born in Birmingham on May 16, 1918, and suffered from a speech defect.
My education began as soon as I was assigned with other Tenderfoot candidates to a patrol leader with a speech defect.
He must use every ounce of his spirit to tame his speech defect, knowing, at heart, that it will not go away.
After spinning out of control and colliding with another car, she suffered a broken neck that left her with a speech defect and an injury that meant she would never be able to walk unsupported.