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Term Definition
Rate Control A technique used by a stutterer to speak more slowly to attempt to avoid a stuttering block.

Link 1: The Suttering Foundation
Link 2: Suttering – Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Products for SLPs and Success Stories
Link 3: Wikipedia – Stuttering
Rate of Maturation The sequential development of skills from birth that occur within established time period norms.

Link 1: Speech Milestones
Link 2: Feeding Milestones
Link 3: Developmental Milestones – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Receptive Aphasia A language disorder caused by brain damage; receptive language (understanding) is impaired, but expressive language (verbal and written) is generally unaffected. Language is easily spoken by the patient, but the meaning of the words and phrases is unclear, often with missing or nonsense words.

Also called Wernicke’s aphasia, because brain damage is localized to Wernicke’s area in the temporal lobe of the language-dominant hemisphere (typically the left lobe).

See also Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia.

Receptive Expressive Aphasia  A type of language disorder in which language comprehension (receptive) and production (expressive) are both impaired as a result of some neurological damage.

Also called global aphasia.

See also Aphasia, Global Aphasia.

Receptive Language  See Language
Reduplication See Phonological Processes – Syllable Structure
Releasing Consonants See Consonants.
Remediation The correction of something that is deficient or abnormal.
Replicated Babbling See babbling
Residual Hearing See also Hearing Loss, Deafness, Amplification Devices, Auditory-Verbal Therapy.
Rhythm The cadence, melody or flow of speech established by patterns of pitch, loudness, stress, duration and rate.

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