What is Speech?

The term “speech” is used to refer to the physical aspects of communicating a message.

There are 3 major aspects of speech:

  • Articulation refers to the physical production of the sounds of speech.

  • Voice is the sound produced by the vibration of the vocal folds. The loudness, quality and pitch influence the overall quality of speech produced.

  • Fluency or rhythm allows for the smooth flow of sounds, words and phrases while speaking.