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dysfluency

[dis-floo-uh n-see] /dɪsˈflu ən si/
noun, plural dysfluencies.
Origin
by confusion of dys- with dis-1
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Examples for dysfluency
  • They might be characterized by an interruption in the flow or rhythm of speech, such as stuttering, which is called dysfluency.
  • In addition, these students may demonstrate recognition of their dysfluency and try to avoid specific sounds or words.
  • Fluency differentiates children's confirmed stuttering from normal dysfluency and yields a rating of stuttering severity.

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