Repeats preconceived notions about the ability to speak
Speech and language-related disabilities
Terms describing non-speaking people or people living with speech and language-related disabilities are often closely linked to negative stereotypes and misguided assumptions. People with speech and language-related disabilities are assumed to be struggling because they're "insecure" or "nervous" or interpreted as showing mental limitations or a lack of thinking ability. Related terms are often used figuratively to describe something as "different" or "limited in function."
What can you do?Refrain from using terms that are hurtful, defamatory, or discriminatory to anyone living with speech or language disorders. Also avoid using such terms figuratively.
😔 The starter is sputtering again. Will you please let fleet management know? I'll take a cab now.
🤗 The starter is misfiring again. Will you please let fleet management know? I'll take a cab now.