Speech and articulation errors are quite common, especially in young children learning to speak as well as adults who are recovering from a head injury or stroke. Articulation and speech errors can make speech difficult to understand.
What are some signs of an articulation or speech disorder?
-problems making certain sounds
-sounds may be left off, added, substituted, or changed
Many speech disorders occur without any known cause. Sometimes, the speech errors may be due to underlying causes such as developmental disorders (i.e. Autism), genetic syndromes, hearing loss, illness, or neurological disorders.
What can I do if my child or loved one has difficulties with articulation or speech?
Parents and family members are not always the best judges of speech and articulation disorders. Many times, parents can understand what their child or loved on is saying because they listen to them speak every day. If a teacher, friend, or relative has trouble understanding your child or loved one, they may need some help with their speech. If you think you or your loved one could use some extra help with articulation, reach out to us as soon as possible.
A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will listen to the client’s speech and provide a full assessment on the areas of speech and articulation that need improvement. The SLP will create goals and provide treatment that is geared specifically to the needs of the client in an environment that is comfortable and convenient. The SLP will also work with the family to ensure that therapy is family centered and that results transfer over to day to day activities.
Our therapists are located all across the GTA and Southern Ontario. For more information, please fill out a contact form and a speech therapist will contact you on a priority basis.