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What It Means to Have an Articulation Disorder

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Articulation disorder is a speech disorder that causes difficulties in “the way sounds are formed and strung together, usually characterized by substituting one sound for another, omitting a sound or  distorting a sound.” This makes communication challenging, especially for younger children.

Even asking for help can be difficult, particularly in a new situation. It is characterized by very slurred speech, which is difficult to understand.

While those with this disorder are hard to understand when they speak, they understand language quite well. The tricky part of this disorder is that it is often caused by other physical or neurological problems that also need to be treated.

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