Speech Therapy For Children

Speech Therapy for Children

I recall back when my middle child was younger that he wasn’t speaking as he should for his age. I was seriously concerned that he may be well behind for his age, but at the same time he was only my second child. This means I had only done the parenting gig once before, which didn’t make me any professional. I eventually went on to have him tested and it turned out to be an issue with his ears, he was only delayed by maybe three months. As soon as his ears were fixed, he started talking like you wouldn’t believe.

Speech Therapy for Children

What if you are in the same boat? Your child doesn’t seem to be developing speech as well as they should? Well maybe you could consider speech therapy for children as a means to ensure your child has the best possible start at life possible.

Speech Disorders

Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.

Fluency disorders: problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, partial-word repetitions (“b-b-boy”), or prolonging sounds and syllables (sssssnake).

Resonance or voice disorders: problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what’s being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.

How Speech Therapy For Children Helps

Corrects Behavior – with some speech disorders there is a behavior that happens alongside the speech disorder, speech therapy for children can work to guide your child to correct the behavior and in turn correct their speech.

Repair Strained Vocal Chords – if your child has a speech disorder that has affected the vocal chords, then speech therapy for children can help correct this and repair your child’s vocal chords.

Empower You as the Parent – speech therapy for children also empowers the parent to learn techniques and tricks to encourage your child’s speech growth.

Do you know anyone who has used speech therapy for children before?

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  1. My youngest was in speech therapy from 18 months because of a delay until he was well into age 4. It really helped him a lot.

  2. It’s nice that parents now have an option like this, it’s also important to always get your child tested. Sometimes the delay means something else and it’s better to be sure about what’s going on with your child’s health.

  3. I’ve seen speech therapy help kids so much – my neighbor and my nephew! It’s amazing what speech pathology can do!

  4. Oh, this is very helpful especially to parents who have kids with speech disorder. I am so blessed that my son is not having this.

  5. I remember back in elementary school I had some help with speech. I had trouble with my r’s. Now The speech class I took in school really helped too!

  6. Speech disorder is common these days in kids and may be that is why speech pathology is advancing with many latest tools and activities. Verifying the cause as well as making custom tools for kid to correct the problem is important. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I know a lot who would just “wait and see” how their kid turns out when it comes to speech disorders and I don’t like that approach. I’m glad a post like this discusses the different kinds and why’s of speech disorders and repair.

  8. One of my close friend had a same issue with his kid & I know they went through a lot of process to make it work. They had a special person coming up for Speech Therapy session which helped them a lot as the kid started to talk better in almost an year.

  9. My brother needed speech therapy and one of my nieces will also. It’s so helpful and it was great to see the progress with my brother when we was kids.

  10. I know a few who could really benefit from speech therapy. I will be sure to share this with them. Thanks!

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