An articulation disorder is characterized by producing sound errors. These can include deleting, changing, adding or distorting sounds. This may result in difficulty understanding what your child is saying.
Articulation may also be impacted by Childhood Apraxia of Speech, which impacts sounds, syllables and words. The brain has problems planning to move the lips, jaw, and tongue needed for speech. Our staff has special training in PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) to improve the articulation of children with apraxia. Apraxia-KIDS has additional information about apraxia.
Receptive and Expressive Language
Receptive Language is the processing and understanding of language. Expressive Language is the ability to use language. For more information regarding typical language development, please visit The American Speech-Language Hearing Association