Skip to main content

A child who has trouble saying sounds clearly and being understood by others may have a speech sound disorder. Most children can say all sounds in English by the time they are 8 years old or entering 2nd grade. Children who can’t say sounds by an expected age may need help. Our Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in helping kids correct speech sound errors and improve their communication skills to find success.


  • Trouble making sounds
  • Substituting another sound
  • Leaving sounds out
  • Adding or changing sounds


  • Developmental disorder, like autism
  • Genetic syndrome, like Down syndrome
  • Hearing loss, from ear infections or other causes
  • Brain damage, like cerebral palsy or a head injury


  • Learning the correct way to make sounds
  • Learning to tell when sounds are right or wrong
  • Practicing sounds in different words
  • Practicing sounds in longer sentences
  • Increasing strength and coordination of muscles used for speech

For more information on speech sound disorders, call our office at (208) 535-1286.