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Speech Language Services
Problems with sucking, eating from a spoon, chewing, or drinking from a cup.
Swallowing or difficulties with moving food or liquid from the mouth, throat, or esophagus
Stuttering is a sign of a disfluency disorders. Disfluencies include repeating first sounds such as "b-b-b-ball" or breaks in sounds like a pause before using the word intended. A child may also stretch out a sound such as in fffff-farm. This can lead to frustration for both parents and the child.
Child only make a few sounds or words
Only uses gestures to communicate.
Difficulty understanding what you say.
Difficulty talking with their peers.
If your child frequently uses a hoarse or breathy voice or strains when speaking this could indicate a voice disorder.
Speech Sound Disorders
As your child ages, they should pick up more words and letters used correctly in conversation. Between 1 and 3 and your child should use a variety of letters and sounds correctly. If you find that your child's speech is unclear, even to familiar people, they may benefit from speech therapy services.
If your child is taking more time and effort to move food or liquid from their mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia in some cases be painful or cause difficulty with swallowing.
Great at making the schedule work. Especially when we go to OT and speech. We are able to have these appointments back to back. Saves us an extra trip. Our little guy has made such amazing gains working with Samantha and Ariana for OT and Nicole for speech.