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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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Communication aids provide communication access to people who have speech, hearing, or cognitive impairments. By typing words and sentences or touching pictures and symbols, an individual who has no speech or limited ability to speak can communicate through text, synthesized speech, or a prerecorded voice. Communication devices can be used to communicate in situations involving personal communication, groups, or the telephone.

Vendors and Products

Smartbox Assistive Technology Inc
TippyTalk