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Term Definition
Gestures See Kinesics
Gliding Gliding is the term used when a child replaces a specific consonant with a “w” or “y”. For example “rabbit” would sound like “wabbit”. Typically eliminated by 5 years. (See Phonological Disorder)
Global Aphasia The most severe type of aphasia, typically seen in patients immediately after a stroke. Both receptive and expressive language are impaired as a result of extensive damage throughout the left hemisphere of the brain.

• Limited communication ability
• Poor expressive language
• Poor receptive language
• Communication limited to a few words at a time

See also aphasia.

Glosspharyngeal Nerve See Cranial Nerves
Glottis The vocal folds (also called vocal cords) and the opening between them.

  • The vibration of the vocal folds is essential for voiced consonants and vowels.
  • When the vocal folds are separated, air can flow through without causing vibration to produce voiceless consonants.
Link 1: Wikepedia – Glottis
Grammar Principles or rules for speaking and writing clauses, phrases and words of a language.

Link 1: Wikipedia – Grammar
Link 2: Advance Heathcare Network – 10 Principles of Grammar Intervention for SLPs
Link 3: SpeechLanguage-resources.com Free Grammar Worksheets
Guttural Means of the throat. In speech, sounds produced in the throat that are low pitched, raspy or harsh.

Link 1: Wikipedia – Guttural
Groove Fricative See Fricative.

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