A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. That can mean a child has difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said. That can also mean a child has trouble with fluency, like stuttering.
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It can also be a problem with the pitch, volume or quality of the child’s voice. If you are concerned, talk to your doctor or call our office. All of our Speech-Language Pathologists are ASHA certified, state licensed and specialize in treating children.
Children’s Speech Services
At Connections, we offer treatment for the following
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Dysarthria is caused by muscle weakness, making it hard for a child to talk. People may have trouble understanding what the child says.
Stuttering affects the fluency of speech and begins during childhood. It can impede communication and impact the child’s daily activities.
A tongue thrust can cause problems with eating, drinking, and speaking.
Speech Sound Disorders
Your child may substitute another sound, leave sounds out, add sounds, or change sounds. It can be hard for others to understand your child, which inhibits conversation.
Some voice problems last for a short time while others may last longer. Voice problems can include vocal fold nodules and polyps, vocal fold paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold movement and spasmodic dysphonia