Speech difficulties in children
Speech difficulties are one of the more common speech difficulties managed by our speech pathologists. A speech difficulty can cause significant consequences. Speech difficulties in children can be addressed by qualified speech pathologists. Speech disorders or speech impediments are a type of communication disorders where ‘normal’ speech is disrupted. This can mean stuttering, lisps, etc.
If a parent, teacher or medical professional notices that a child has difficulties with speech or language or any other speech disorder, it will be important to ensure that this problem is addressed promptly and quickly. The earlier the problem is diagnosed and treated by a child speech pathologist, the more drastic the improvements that can be made, and this is why children’s speech therapy is so important.
There are a number of different speech and language disorders a child can suffer from including:
- Articulation disorders
- Fluency disorders
- Voice or resonance disorders
- Receptive disorders
- Expressive disorders
Treatment for children with speech difficulties
The professionals who diagnose, treat and administer children’s speech therapy are known as speech pathologists. These medical professionals specialise in the art of vocal communication and the causes behind such disorders. A speech therapist who works with children will determine the appropriate course of treatment depending upon the condition the child has. Some examples of the most commonly used therapies include:
- Language Intervention Activities
- Articulation Therapy
- Oral / Swallowing Therapy
Once again, it is important to address such issues early on. A parent should ensure that their speech pathologist holds the proper credentials and ask for a list of prior references. While it may take a certain amount of legwork to find the right therapist for children’s speech therapy, the hard work on the parent’s part will certainly pay off for their child down the road.
Results focused speech therapy
ENT Clinic have created comprehensive speech pathology resources, that together with our speech pathologists advice, can be used to create a customised treatment plan. This will ensure that you will experience results focused, effective speech therapy! If you have concerned that your child has speech difficulties contact us today.