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Speech problems

chloeblue04 Community member Posts: 233 Courageous
edited October 2021 in Sensory impairments
Good morning

I used to have speech therapy when I was a kid up to a teenager and here's my problem; nobody understands what I have been saying. 

For years I have been battling with my speech, trying to emphasis my elocution, annunciate my articulation but each time I got annoyed, a little angry or easily offended believing that nobody understands me. 

Because I needed help, I took part in language courses for French and Spanish and at the moment I'm learning Italian and Latin on Duolingo. I'm keen on learning how to speak Maurtian Creole. I had to do those things to help me improve on my dialect. 

At the moment I fear that I'm losing my will to speak to the people, nor had the chance to speak for myself or to speak from my mind. 

It made want to start crying bottles and cups (this is a metaphor I came up with in my sentence). 

Help me!   


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chloeknight16071992 :) Have you spoken to your GP about this? They should be your first port of call, as they should be able to talk you through your options. Could getting some more speech and language therapy help? 

    It's great that you've been learning other languages to try and improve your speech as well. Would you consider going to an in-person class to help you practise your speaking with other people? 

    Do you attend any social groups or clubs? This could be another way of helping you to practise speaking to others, and seeing how well they're able to understand you? 
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  • chloeblue04
    chloeblue04 Community member Posts: 233 Courageous
    For the in-person class no I haven't thought about it. 

    I used to attend social clubs.

    No I didn't speak to my GP.


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