Our Speech Language Pathologist's specialize in pediatric care and are here to provider the speech therapy that your child needs.
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) speech/language disorders include:
- Articulation disorders; when the child has difficutly producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that other people can't understand what is being said.
- Fluency disorders include problems such as stuttering.
- Resonance or voice disorders include problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what is being said. These types of idsorders my also cause pain or discomfort for the child when speaking.
- Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders, including difficulties with eating and swallowing.
Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:
- Receptive disorders; when a child has difficulty understanding or processing language.
- Expressive disorders; when a child has difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.