"Kids with speech impairment sometimes find the world to be a very frustrating place. They can hear and see and understand what's going on around them, but it can be very difficult for them to communicate with other people. Depending on the type of speech impairment, they might have trouble saying certain sounds or the words might get stuck in their throat when they try to talk, or when they try to say a word a different word might come out instead. For kids with speech impairments, there are various treatments and therapies to help them speak more easily. For those who someone with a speech impairment, learning why he has trouble speaking can help them better understand what he is going through"--Cover, p. 4.