Pragmatics, Fluency, Voice


Pragmatics refers to the social aspects of language. Social language skills include use of eye contact and body language, and knowing how to start, maintain and finish conversations in different social situations.


Speech fluency refers to speaking smoothly without stuttering. Difficulty with fluency is characterised by repetitions of sounds, words or phrases.  Sometimes there may be secondary behaviours such as eye blinking, facial grimacing or blocking. Blocking refers to a period of silence prior to the onset of speech where a child as difficulty initiating the speech process.


Using a clear voice that is not too loud, quiet, hoarse or rough.

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