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What are ways to manage speech impairments on a daily basis?

Coping strategies may depend on the specific kind of speech impairments people have. Some people with speech impairments find it helpful to speak more slowly and to be prepared to use alternative forms of communication, such as writing, if necessary. Staying well rested and managing stress will help, because speech impairments are usually worse when people are tired or stressed. It is especially helpful for people who have speech impairments and the people they speak to remember to be patient.

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