SCANNING SPEECH By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Speech which proceeds slowly and is marked by variations of intonation and unintentional delays between syllables. Representative of ataxic dysarthria. SCANNING SPEECH: "The girl could communicate, but only through scanning speech." Related Psychology Terms FLUENT SPEECH ARTICULATION DISORDER PROSODY APRAXIA OF SPEECH DYSPHONETIC DYSLEXIA TELEGRAPHIC SPEECH DYSARTHRIA TIME AND RHYTHM DISORDERS APROSODIA AUTOMATIC SPEECH Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SCANNING SPEECH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scanning-speech/ (accessed April 24, 2018).