Since I first began to talk, my family has noticed that I have a very difficult time getting others to understand what I am saying. So, I eventually (at age 5) was placed into an intermediate speech therapy class, that later ended up being a daily class in my life. The class was fine, although I never once thought I had a problem, since I couldn't really hear how clustered my speech was.
I've been out of speech therapy for about 8 years now, and I may have to go back. Finally I can hear myself (a bit, anyway) and I understand how hard it is for people to understand me. I slur my words, and go so fast at times that I understand why others have to ask me to repeat myself. But it's so damn frustrating that I just don't want to.
I'm a clustered speaker. The words that come out of my mouth don't always hit my ears, and it takes a lot for me to notice it. But, I'm trying. I wouldn't call myself disabled, but that I have a problem. One that I may have to live with the rest of my life, which is fine.
I'm just curious if anyone else has any type of disability. Or just a malfunction in their senses like me.
Thanks so much!