• Speech-language pathologists work with students who have difficulties in the areas of articulation, voice, fluency, and language.
     
     What is Speech?

                Articulation: How speech sounds are made (e.g., a child must learn how to produce the /r/ sound in order to say

                "rabbit"  instead of "wabbit".

                Fluency: The rhythm of speech (e.g., hesitations or stuttering can affect fluency).

                Voice: Use of vocal folds and breathing to produce sound (e.g., the voice can be abused from overuse or misuse and

                can lead to hoarseness or loss of voice).What is Language?

    • Form of Language

                                  -Phonology is the sound system of a language and the rules about how sounds  are combined.   

                                 -Morphology is the structure of words and how word forms are constructed. 

                                 -Syntax is the order and combination of words to form sentences.
    • Content of Language

                               -Semantics is related to the meanings of words and sentences.

    • Function of Language

                               -Pragmatics is the combination of language components (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) in functional and socially appropriate ways.

       

                                                                                                                                                                    information courtesy of ASHA website