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demand speech

A form of communicative pressure, especially prevalent in the early childhood years, where the young talker is pressured into giving specific answers to difficult and demanding questions; e.g., "why were you late for dinner?" or "explain why you did not clean up your room!"

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)

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