Meaning of Speech Deficits
These are disorders related to speaking. They include speech retardation, speech fluency disorder and Aphasia. Here below we will discuss the three of them. However, it is important to bear in mind that different scholars as well as lecturers may present them in a different order.
Speech retardation is delayed speech. It is related to mental retardation. Research shows that language drop is related to brain drop. Speech retardation means that the speech is delayed or below chronological age of a child.
Speech Fluency Disorder
Fluency has to do with the ability to speak a language easily and accurately. It is therefore the ability to express oneself easily and articulately including pronunciation, intonation, pace, volume, and stress among others. Speech fluency disorder is, therefore, is a deficit in the rate of speech in particular. The speed of the speech is either slow or fast. There are two forms of speech fluency disorder; Stuttering and Cluttering.