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)
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.
See Cranial Nerves
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.