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