"If music is the pathway to the heart, then speech is the pathway to other people. Live in silence and you live alone.". Henry Bromel
Speech sound disorders are speech disorders in which some speech sounds (called phonemes) in a child's (or, sometimes, an adult's) native language are either not produced, not produced correctly, or are not used correctly.
Language is used to communicate our needs, wants and desires. It is used to tell about our experiences , and also to understand what others are saying. In typical language development, children are like sponges that soak up the language they hear daily, learning the grammar rules automatically, without external direct teaching.
Social skill is any skill facilitating interaction and communication with others. Social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. The process of learning these skills is called socialization.
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds.
Voice is the sound produced by the larynx (voicebox in the throat), which allows us to ultimately produce speech sounds. Voice disorders are caused by physical or functional abnormalities of the larynx, which result in a husky or hoarse or breathy voice, e.g., vocal cord nodules, vocal cord polyps, paralyzed vocal cord, etc.
Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write. This has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images and other means to understand and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture