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Finding My Voice: Youth with Speech Impairment by Joyce Libal

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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ISBN-13: 9781590847381
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Youth with Special Needs Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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