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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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He said: "Eventually we arranged to speak over the phone so I told her about my speech impediment in advance.
I was told that I had a speech impediment, a stuttering problem that interfered with my ability to communicate clearly.
Station users are divided into eight categories, including people in wheelchairs and those who are visually impaired, or have hearing or speech impediments.
It's located between the seventh and eighth floors ("low overhead" is the company joke), the executive secretary (the divine Mary Kay Place) is a hearing-impaired specialist in speech impediments, and the boss (yikes, it's Orson Bean) is a 105-year-old fool for love and carrot juice.
German paediatricians have warned regular viewing could leave children with speech impediments, concentration difficulties, learning disabilities and communication problems.
Among some of the symptoms children may suffer after prolonged viewing are speech impediments, concentration difficulties, learning disabilities and communication problems.
On the other hand, individuals with speech impediments can train speaker-dependent systems to understand their pronunciations.
Dysarthria is actually a broad term referring to speech impediments that result from poor coordination or weakness of muscles in the tongue, lips or palate.
Kavey has worked diligently to ensure her independence and success and today, she is now self-mobile, without speech impediments and free of motor difficulty.
You don't make jokes about disabled people, and you don't make jokes about people with speech impediments, as the acceptability of making fun of it has diminished," she said.

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