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Is Difficult for Many
Your speech therapist will determine if your child’s speech is typical for their age or in need of treatment. We specialize in:
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Phonological Processes and Disorders
Cheerful Chatter’s speech pathologist is DTTC and PROMPT-Trained. That means she is has been formally trained in evidence-based approaches designed for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This, in combination with nearly two decades of experience, places her in the best position to help your child.
Different sounds emerge and become mastered at different times. Our SLP knows when children are expected to make mistakes and when those mistakes should have been outgrown. Every speech sound error makes it a little more difficult for listeners to understand what is being said. So, it is important to determine what should be monitored and what should be treated.
As with speech sound development, use of phonological processes follows an expected sequence. At younger ages, some of these errors are typical and expected. However, most should fade by their third birthday.
All of the disorders above negatively affect speech clarity and intelligibility… they make it harder to understand what the person is saying. If your child is more difficult to understand than others their age, give us a call. We will identify the type of errors they’re making and if those errors are typical for their age, immature and in need of a push, or atypical and in need of therapy.