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.
What is a Child Speech Sound Disorder?
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- Trouble making sounds.
- Substituting another sound.
- Leaving sounds out.
- Adding or changing sounds.
- 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.
- 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.