Articulation

Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. A speech sound disorder occurs when mistakes continue past a certain age. Every sound has a different range of ages when the child should make the sound correctly. Speech Sound disorders include problems with articulation (making sounds) and phonological processes (sound patterns). Most often, there is not a known cause for these disorders.

To see the age range during which most children develop each sounds, click here for the Talking Child's Speech Chart. Link is: http://www.talkingchild.com/speechchart.html

Adults can also have speech sound disorders. Some adults have problems from childhood that were not addressed, while others may develop a speech disorder after a stroke or head injury.

Our speech pathologists and speech assistants provide treatment to improve articulation of individual sounds or reduce errors in sound patterns.