Speech and Language Disorders

Speech is how we say sounds and words. People with speech problems may:

  • not say sounds clearly
  • have a hoarse or raspy voice
  • repeat sounds or pause when speaking, called stuttering

Language is the words we use to share ideas and get what we want. A person with a language disorder may have problems:

  • understanding
  • talking
  • reading
  • writing

Children and adults can have speech and language disorders. Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, can help.

To find an SLP near you, visit ProFind.

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