Finding My Voice: Youth with Speech Impairment

Overview

Speech impairment is a common challenge among youth. Unfortunately, it is a challenge that, despite its frequency, can cause severe emotional and social distress for those who experience it. Stigma and prejudice can present particularly difficult emotional trials and social roadblocks to youth with speech impairments. All too often, these young people are assumed to be less capable, immature, or even unintelligent because of their communication barriers.

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Overview

Speech impairment is a common challenge among youth. Unfortunately, it is a challenge that, despite its frequency, can cause severe emotional and social distress for those who experience it. Stigma and prejudice can present particularly difficult emotional trials and social roadblocks to youth with speech impairments. All too often, these young people are assumed to be less capable, immature, or even unintelligent because of their communication barriers.

Education is the key to dissolving the common assumptions and prejudices held against those with speech impairments. Fortunately, more and more people are learning that speech impairments do not mean these children are less intelligent or less capable than others. Today many doctors, teachers, and organizations are committed to educating the public about speech impairment. They are helping youth with these conditions break down their communication barriers and reach their full potential.

In Finding My Voice: Youth with Speech Impairments, you will learn about different types of speech impairments and about speech therapy. Along the way you will meet David, a boy who struggles with stuttering, and Martha who conquers problems with articulation. As David and Martha navigate the many challenges speech impairments pose, you will learn about the struggles, fears, joys, disappointments, and triumphs they meet while on their journeys.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590847381
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Youth with Special Needs Series
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 124
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
The Calm Before the Storm     11
From Bad to Worse     25
Lost in a World of Voice     49
Envying Martha     61
Searching for Self     77
A Time for Discoveries     91
A New Day     107
Further Reading     122
For More Information     123
Glossary     124
Index     126

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