Speech Sounds

Sound development in toddlers

Limited consonant sound use results in unintelligible speech and often indicates a motor speech disorder (apraxia) or phonological disorder. Check out these norms and the list of “red flags” which indicate that speech therapy is likely needed to help your child learn to be understood. By 18 months  Child produces 3 to 6 different consonant sounds with each child having

Speech Sound Disorder: What is it?

A Speech Sound Disorder (SSD) involves difficulty with and/or slowness in the development of a child’s speech. The term ‘speech sound disorder(s)’ is an umbrella heading under which there are several sub-categories that include articulation disorder, phonological disorder and childhood apraxia of speech. Speech sound disorder is sometimes called ‘speech impairment’ or ‘speech difficulties’. It occurs when a child does not develop

Enhance Speech and Language with baking

Parents are always looking for ways to incorporate speech and language activities at home.  Whether it is to stimulate a typically developing child’s vocabulary and language, or to help a speech or language delayed child; baking is great and fun way to work on speech and language. The first and most important rule before you start, is you have to

Sessions for speech sounds

Children can present with a range of different speech sound difficulties. Some children may not be able to use a specific sound or sounds in their speech. Children’s speech sound difficulties can have an impact on their ability to make them feel understood and developing reading and writing skills. I provide private speech and language therapy that focuses on an

Phonological assessment

This is used for children whose speech is not clear. Comprehensive assessment for speech and sound typically includes case history; oral mechanism examination; speech sound assessment (single-word testing and connected speech sampling), including severity, intelligibility, stimulability, speech perception; spoken-language testing, including receptive and expressive language assessment, phonological processing; literacy assessment. Assessment may result in diagnosis of a speech sound disorder,

Speech Development in Children When Does It Start?

Speech development in children varies greatly from age to age. Children learn sounds by listening to people speaking around them. They have been tuning into the sounds around them since before they were born and they carry on developing their ability to tune into environmental sounds and speech sounds. Babies begin by playing with sounds first of all, then babble. This babble