Articulation

Are you concerned with your child’s pronunciation of certain speech sounds?

Articulation disorders, or problems with pronunciation, involve difficulty making sounds after your child should have developmentally passed that step.

At some point, these errors often developmentally correct on their own. If they persist, the child may be experiencing an articulation disorder.

Articulation disorders make it difficult for children to connect with others, as they often cannot be understood. This can lead to trouble making friends, being accepted and interacting with teachers in school.

Articulation disorders can have far-reaching consequences into adulthood affecting one’s career, self-esteem and confidence. Job interviews can be a struggle with an articulation disorder which can make a fulfilling life and career challenging.

At The Speech & Language Centers of Excellence, we offer a comprehensive speech evaluation to determine the right evidence-based therapy and if there are any physical or muscular issues affecting articulation.

Call us at (718) 484-0018 to see if articulation therapy is right for your child.

Articulation disorders, or problems with pronunciation, involve difficulty making sounds after your child should have developmentally passed that step. When children are learning, it’s common for them to pronounce words slightly different. For example, “banana” will adorably be called “nanana” or “arm” may become “alm.”

Other instances include substituting sounds, adding sounds or deleting them altogether. Asking a three year-old to say “spaghetti” garners comical results.

But at some point, these errors often developmentally correct on their own. If they persist, the child may be experiencing an articulation disorder.

Most speech and articulation disorders are common and, with the assistance of a dedicated speech therapist, your child can have the quality of life they deserve.

The earlier the issue can be addressed the better because articulation disorders make it difficult for children to connect with others. This can lead to trouble making friends, being accepted and interacting with teachers in school.

Articulation disorders can have far-reaching consequences into adulthood affecting one’s career, self-esteem and confidence. Job interviews can be a struggle with an articulation disorder which can make a fulfilling life and career challenging.

At The Speech & Language Centers of Excellence, we can offer a comprehensive speech evaluation to determine the right evidence-based therapy and if there are any physical and muscular issues. An overbite or under-bite, or weakened muscles around the jaw, tongue or lips are just some of the physical and muscular issues affecting articulation and pronunciation.