Articulation Therapy

PROVIDING THE RIGHT SOLUTIONS TO THE BEHAVIORAL, EMOTIONAL, COMMUNICATION, AND LEARNING CHALLENGES OF OUR CLIENTS.

Articulation Therapy

An articulation disorder (a.k.a. speech sound disorder) occurs when mistakes or mispronunciations of sounds continue past a developmentally appropriate age (www.talkingchild.com). These errors are characterized by omissions, substitutions and distortions of individual speech sounds. When patterns of speech sound errors manifest this is referred to as a disorder of phonological processes. Our therapists are experienced in the differential diagnosis between disorders of articulation and phonological processes, therefore our treatment is informed as such. We utilize a hierarchal approach to teach the manner, place, and voice of individual speech sounds. Therapy is conducted with a bottom up approach training sounds in isolation before moving on to teaching sounds in syllables, every position of a word, sentences, then spontaneous conversation until generalized. As with all of our therapy approaches we value parental involvement and collaboration.