12 August

Disorders of speech development : nasality

nasality, or twang - a fairly common speech impediment.What he is is and how to deal with it.

nasality - one of the parts of speech defects in children.It is important to diagnose in time, since in this case the child should undergo correction not only in speech therapy, but usually the surgeon.

From the very first word

time when a child begins to speak - one of the most important in the life of both parents and baby.Language development is directly linked with the development of thinking, logic, which is why it is so important to see to it that the child did not have delays in speech development, so that the words he utters, were understandable to others.

If the child from the very beginning did not learn to fully communicate, then it may subsequently occur various complexes, self-doubt, self-esteem drops, do not develop the necessary communication skills with others.


word "nasality" is derived from the Greek words "lalia" (speech) and Ā«rhinosĀ» (nose).The diagnosis is made in the

case violated the tone of voice and pronunciation of sounds due to improper structure of the vocal apparatus.

nasality When a child tells a little nasally due to incorrect air resonance.Disturbed may be a pronunciation of consonants (as well as in dyslalia) and vowel sounds.

It is also important to distinguish the nasality of rinofonii.They are so similar that it can make only a professional.The fact that in the second case is broken only by the sound of the voice, but the articulation is correct the child.

defective articulation

To understand the defect in nasality need to imagine what's inside a person articulation apparatus.

When we say, by reducing the muscle wall of the pharynx, as the side and rear, and the sky merge and opens nasopharyngeal, nasal cavity and pharyngeal, oral.This effect is called velopharyngeal by closing.

The force with which the closure will depend on what kind of sounds we utter.When nasality resonator function of the nasal cavity is disturbed, resulting in changing the tone of voice and distorted pronunciation of sounds.

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