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Time to Talk by Carlyn Kolker, Michelle MACROY-HIGGINS

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FLUENCY

Making Speech and LanguageSound Smooth

IN PREVIOUS CHAPTERS, we explored the foundations for developing oral language. In Chapter 2, we focused on speech—the physical and motor movements needed to produce sounds and syllables and words and sentences. Then, in Chapter 3, we gave you a little primer on language—a system of symbols, such as spoken words, sounds, and sentences, used to represent things like objects, events, people, and ideas. But your brain must figure out how to put its speech skills and its language skills together. It must be able to deliver those sounds and words with the right speed, with the appropriate number of breaks ...

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