What Is Speech?
Speech is how we say sounds and words. Speech includes:
Articulation - how we make speech sounds using the mouth, lips, and tongue. For example, we need to be able to say the “r” sound to say "rabbit" instead of "wabbit.”
Voice - how we use our vocal folds and breath to make sounds. Our voice can be loud or soft or high- or low-pitched. We can hurt our voice by talking too much, yelling, or coughing a lot.
Fluency - this is the rhythm of our speech. We sometimes repeat sounds or pause while talking. People who do this a lot may stutter.
When we have trouble saying sounds, stutter when we speak, or have voice problems, we have a speech disorder.
**Taken directly from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)**
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Websites for practicing speech:
Word Vault App