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impediment

(ĭm-pĕd′ə-mənt)
n.
1.
a. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
b. Law Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
2. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.

im·ped′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl), im·ped′i·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē) adj.
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If you have a speech impediment and are going through a hard time, think about what you want to achieve in life.
We have learned we don't make fun of people because of physical disabilities, because it is something we cannot help, and that attitude is changing towards speech impediments too.
Gail Cartmell, from the union Unite, said: "The therapists provide a great service for children with speech impediments and difficulties.
On television now they seem to go out of their way to find people with speech impediments or regional accents.
The condition can result in intellectual and developmental delays, speech impediments and result in sufferers frequently laughing, smiling and displaying a happy demeanour.
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For more than 80 years, Easter Seals staff and volunteers have helped those with birth defects, spina bifida, speech impediments and other disabilities to gain dignity, equality and independence.
At a time when it was widely believed speech impediments were physical problems, to be treated by operating on the tongue, Logue was seen as a quack for suggesting the causes could be psychological - a view now held by speech therapists the world over.
According to ASA, furious viewers felt it, "Encouraged bad manners, mocked people with speech impediments, or set a bad example to children".

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