Work in this area refers to difficulties positioning and moving the mouth in order to reliably produce speech sounds that can be understood by others. Both children and adults can experience difficulties in this area.

Not all articulation difficulties are created equally. A child or an adult can have difficulties pronouncing a few individual sounds or difficulties can extend to a pattern of sounds.

Whatever the source, a speech-language pathologist can assess to determine the root cause of the program, and then design a therapy plan to ameliorate the causes by promoting correct placement, strength and agility of the speech mechanism. Speaking is the most complex set of coordinated movements human beings perform, and difficulties in this area are common.

That having been said, if any individual, young or old, is having difficulties being understood by others, then treatment is warranted!

Wondering if your child is lagging behind in his/her speech sound development? The following link will take you to a chart outlining the age-range of acquisition for english consonant sounds. Note, some variations apply. Just ask if you would like more information.

Speech Sound Development Chart for Children
Demonstrating use of a Toobaloo, a low-tech amplification device fantastic for speech treatment because it benefits speech sound learning as a result of this biofeedback.