The production of dysfluencies during speech production including repetitions (sound, word, or phrase), prolongations, blocks, interjections, and revisions.
Sound repetition: b-b-b-b-baby,
Block: silent fixation or inability to initiate sound
Interjection: I um, was, um, uh, um, going to, uh, school, revision: I was-I am going
The breakdowns in clarity that accompany a perceived rapid and/or irregular speech rate are often characterized by deletion and/or collapsing of syllables and/or omission of word endings.
Collapsing of syllables: I wanwatevision
Omission of word endings: Turn the televisoff