Conversation enables children to interact, connect, and grow with their peers. Young children may struggle with making sounds correctly, causing them to be hard to understand.
The cause of this struggle could be a phonological disorder, involving the linguistic processing of sounds and the acquisition of sound patterns, or an articulation disorder, involving accuracy of oral placement and sound production.
If your child’s speech is difficult to understand, our therapists can determine if there is a delay, and what is causing the delay. We help children learn to process sounds and produce them accurately. If oral myofunctional work is necessary along with production training, we are trained to provide that also.
Our therapists have completed focused training in:
- Oro-myofunctional disorders
- Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP)
- Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)
- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)
- Beckman oral motor assessment and intervention techniques
- Direct Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)
More About Speech Sound Disorders
Children naturally learn some sounds earlier than others as they develop and learn. More information can be found regarding speech sound disorders from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s page.