• 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)**


    Click the link below to see how you can practice your speech at home:

    Tips for Practicing Speech at Home

    Websites for practicing speech:

    Video Tutorials - How to Say Your Speech Sounds

    Fun Games to Practice Your Speech

    Word Lists and Worksheets to Practice Your Speech

    Apps

    Word Vault App

    Speech Sound Chart