What is an Articulation Disorder?
An articulation disorder refers to errors in speech sound production including deletion of sounds, substitution of sounds, adding sounds, or distorting sounds. It is appropriate for children at certain ages to produce sounds in error; however, if a child is producing an error with a sound that they should have acquired, they may have an articulation disorder. Articulation disorders may negatively impact a child’s speech intelligibility when communicating with peers and adults. There is a range of typical speech-sound development, though most children are 90% intelligible to a wider range of communication partners by age 4.
OUR APPROACH TO ARTICULATION DISORDER AT NORTH SHORE PEDIATRIC THERAPY
At North Shore Pediatric Therapy, our speech-language therapists will evaluate your child to find their exact articulation errors. Then, a variety of speech strategies and treatment options will be implemented to help your child achieve their goals.
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