Speech Therapy

Types of Speech Disorders

Articulation - way sounds are made to produce intelligible speech

Apraxia of Speech - a speech disturbance resulting from a coordination difficulty

Phonological Disorders - child does not develop the ability to produce some or all sounds necessary for speech that are normally used at his or her age. Often times a child with a phonological disturbance has not extinguished simplification patterns. For example: it is typical for a young child to say "lellow" but as the child becomes older the simplification pattern should go away, and the child should be able to say "yellow".

Tongue Thrust/Reverse Swallow: a disorder patternĀ  of speech which results from lingual protrusion never extinguishing during speaking, swallowing or at rest.