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Speech Problems

Symptoms

APHONIA

Aphonia means the complete loss of the ability to speak.  Aphonia can be a confusing and difficult disorder. Without your voice, you may feel helpless and even simple tasks like swallowing food may be painful. Treatment includes speech therapy and psychotherapy.  A speech-language pathologist will be able to help the patient relearn functional speech habits.


DYSPHONIA

A person’s voice with dysphonia sounds labored, wheezy or constricted.  Treatment includes speech therapy and psychotherapy.  A speech-language pathologist will be able to help the patient relearn functional speech habits.


STUTTERING

Stuttering is most commonly associated with involuntary sound repetition.  The impact of stuttering on a person’s functioning and emotional state is devastating.


DYSARTHRIA

Dysarthria is known as slurred speech.

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