Articulation & Phonology (Speech Sounds)
Is your child struggling with /r/? Is his/her tongue protruding on /s/ and /z/ or other sounds? If so, you may have a child with an articulation delay.
Is your child difficult for you to understand at times? What about strangers? Do you constantly have to translate? If so, your child could have a phonological delay.
Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorders
If you have concerns about your child and his/her communication skills, you should seek medical advice from your pediatrician. Regression of skills (child was talking and then stopped or no longer makes eye contact) is a major red flag that requires immediate intervention
Apraxia of Speech
Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder. Children with apraxia of speech have difficulty with motor planning. For them, producing the precise, highly refined series of movements of the lips, tongue, jaw, and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech is very difficult.
Auditory Processing Disorders
Some people believe a child has APD because they have trouble processing language when in reality, they may just have difficulty with receptive language skills and not auditory processing.
Do you need speech-language pathology services, but cannot find a local SLP close enough to your home? Or, would you like to have the convenience of therapy in YOUR home without the hassle of traveling to an office even if you are in the same area? Why not consider telepractice, sometimes called teletherapy?
Tongue tie is where the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth or to the gum line by the frenulum (string of tissue that anchors the tongue in the mouth). If you lift up your tongue and look in the mirror, you will see the frenulum.
Teen & Adult Speech Therapy
Are you a teen or adult struggling with articulation, stuttering, or other speech difficulty?
Maybe you received therapy in school, but were unable to fully commit to the process and would like a second chance?