• Fluency
                         When  speech is "fluent", speech flows easily.  When speech is "disfluent" it is uneven and does not flow smoothly.  There may be repititions, hesitations, interjections and prolongations.
                          Disfluencies are common during the preschool years.  However,  if your child is very disfluent in most speaking situations and avoids speaking, he/she may not be experiencing "normal disfluency".