What is articulation impairment?

Also known as: articulation disorders, speech sound disorders

Articulation involves the physical process of producing speech sounds (which includes the accurate placement of the lips, tongue, jaw and airflow), and is one form of communication problem. Any incorrect production of sound due to an abnormality of one or more parts of speech production is called an articulation disorder. They are the most common form of language disorder and there are many different types that range in nature and severity.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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