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We know that you are working hard to stay safe and healthy, take care of your families, meet the needs of the individuals you serve, and find creative ways to connect from a distance. ASHA members’ and volunteers’ safety is our top priority, and we’re here to help you during this uncertain time. Check for the latest updates and resources, including on telepractice.

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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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