Chapter 5, Slide A - Speech Differences:


A. The importance of being understood

  1. Think about a time when you had difficulty being understood. How did you feel? How did you try to communicate? How would it feel to have to deal with having a speech difference every day.
  2. [Required Activity] 50-100 words (minimum), email to group. Write down three things you think a person in the general public would think might be wrong with a person who had a speech difference.
  3. [Extra Credit-Optional] 50-100 words (minimum), email to instructor. This must be done with one or more friends. Have each of you talk with a speech difference. A good way to do this is to put the tip of your tongue against your bottom teeth and leave it there all the time you talk. Talk about anything for about five minutes. How did everyone react?