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How Speech/Language Skills Can Affect Academic Performance  

Speech and language is an integral part of a student's learning process.  When a student has a deficit in either/both of these areas, it can impact a student's academic performance. 

Articulation is required for verbal expression in all curricular areas.  Deficits in these (depending on how many errors) can impact spelling and reading.  Noticeable differences can have an impact on self-confidence, peer relationships, and vocational/career opportunities. 

Fluency/Stuttering can inhibit classroom participation and affect peer relationships.

Language encompasses many areas:  Auditory Processing, Semantics, Grammar/Syntax, and Pragmatics.  All these areas are vital to total effective communication.  If there are deficits in any of these areas, it can cause a student to have difficulties with their curriculum.