Speech Articulation Disorder Guide

Articulation is one of the most challenging aspects of early development. When children are first beginning to express their thoughts through words, many of them can struggle with properly formulating different phonemes. If your child is having excessive difficulty controlling or producing specific sounds, they could be experiencing speech articulation disorder. Our experts at SpeechEasy have constructed a speech articulation disorder guide to help you learn more about this condition.

What is Speech Articulation Disorder?

There are three types of stuttering: developmental stuttering, neurogenic stuttering, and psychogenic stuttering. Speech articulation disorder is set in the developmental stage but can have long-lasting effects. Specialists define speech articulation disorder as “the inability to say certain speech sounds correctly beyond the age when the sound is typically learned.”

What are the symptoms?

It’s common for children to use very rudimentary language sounds when they’re young. By the age of three, kids will usually start to speak more clearly. If your child’s speech does not develop as they grow, they might have speech articulation disorder. Child’s Mind Institute says some early signs of this condition are:

  • Trouble making some sounds
  • Substituting another sound, leaving sounds out, adding sounds, or changing the sound
  • Reduced intelligibility

How is articulation disorder treated?

Speech articulation disorder is generally treated with speech therapy. Studies say, as a result of speech therapy, some children can eliminate stuttering. In mild cases, the disorder can disappear on its own. SpeechEasy’s anti stuttering devices also assist with certain types of stuttering. Devices such as our stuttering earpiece have helped thousands increase their ability to communicate effectively and confidently.

How will articulation disorder affect my child’s future?

Children with a speech articulation disorder may feel uncomfortable talking or playing with their peers. In some cases, this can cause social anxiety and depression. Early treatment leads to better outcomes, but without treatment, the problem will likely persist.

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We hope you learned more about your child with the help of our speech articulation disorder guide. Regardless of your age, SpeechEasy has many solutions to various types of stuttering. Our mission at SpeechEasy is to provide a breakthrough in the language barrier through our anti stuttering devices. Visit our website to see device options and information on payment plans.

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