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Speech Disfluencies

  • Stuttering Speech Disfluency

    Stuttering is a type of fluency disorder in which the flow of an individual’s speech is interrupted by repetitions, prolongations, or periods where no sound is produced during the person’s effort to communicate.  The person may also exhibit unusual facial and body movements while trying to speak.  The frequency of these symptoms may vary depending on the setting, means of communication (telephone vs face to face) and complexity of what the person wants to say.

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  • Non-Stuttering Speech Disfluency

    A non-stuttering speech disfluency is defined by an individual speaking with formulation problems. Examples are repetitions, interjections, part sentence repetition, and revisions. Impairments such as cluttering and apraxia may cause speech to be dysfluent, but in a different way from stuttering.  Fluency devices are not often used to treat this type of disfluency but other accommodations related to stuttering such as job restructuring and a modified schedule to allow the employee to seek speech therapy may help.  Depending on the severity, accommodation solutions related to unintelligible speech may also be helpful.

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