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Submitted by: Develop Speech

There are four basic skills in communicating any language. Those are listening, speaking, reading and writing. The training for the above skills is imparted to the children from the parents to the teachers.

But sometimes children have problems saying certain sounds or words making it hard for others to understand what they’re trying to say. If we find the following problems of the kids, then they require a speech therapy for toddlers.

. Trouble saying certain sounds words correctly,

. When the vocal quality of an individual is altered/ changed in such a way that it is thought to be abnormal to the listener,

. Difficulty understanding people or having trouble putting words together to express thoughts, . Repeating certain sounds and/or having trouble saying a complete word, Stuttering is a fluency disorder.


Some children will grow out of the problem themselves, while others will need to see a speech or language therapist to remedy the problem.

Speech therapy for children is the treatment or the correction of a speech impairment which resulted from birth, or from disease, injury or prior medical treatment. It is the skill to identify types of communication problems (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, etc.) and the best way to treat them.

Speech Pathologists provide a wide range of services, mainly on an individual basis, but also as support for individuals, families, support groups, and providing information for the general public. Speech services begin with initial screening for communication and swallowing disorders and continue with assessment and diagnosis, consultation for the provision of advice regarding management, intervention and treatment, and provision counseling and other follow-up services for these disorders. Speech-therapist can work in a wide range of settings. The clinical environments include both public and private hospitals, and home-health care. They also work as part of the support structure in the education system working in public and private schools, colleges, and universities. Speech-language experts agree that parental involvement is crucial to the success of a child’s progress in speech or language therapy.

Adults may also experience speech and language difficulties for a variety of reasons. Information about specific types of speech and language disorders and as of some medical conditions which require speech therapy for adults are as follows:


Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder. It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain related to speaking. Other terms include apraxia of speech, acquired apraxia of speech, verbal apraxia, and dyspraxia. People with apraxia of speech have trouble sequencing the sounds in syllables and words. The severity depends on the nature of the brain damage.

Dysarthria The muscles of the mouth, face, and respiratory system may become weak, move slowly, or not move at all after a stroke or other brain injury. The type and severity of dysarthria depend on which area of the nervous system is affected.

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases, lasts throughout life. The disorder is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called “disfluency.” Most people produce brief disfluency from time to time. For instance, some words are repeated and others are preceded by “um” or “uh.” Disfluency are not necessarily a problem; however, they can impede communication when a person produces too many of them.


Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that contain language. Aphasia causes problems with any or all the following: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Some medical conditions like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Dementia, Huntington’s disease, Laryngeal Cancer, Oral Cancer, Right Hemisphere Brain Injury, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury

There are separate standardized assessment tools administered for infants, school-aged children, adolescents and adults. Assessments primarily examine the form, content, and use of language, as well as reading, writing, and some cognitive functions. Speech therapy ideas have an in-depth understanding of language and communication, knowledge of how and where it breaks down, and how to capitalize on existing skills.

About the Author: A speech or language problem that isn’t treated on time can result in serious problems for the child later in life. If you suspect your children or kids or toddlers have a speech or language problem, or visit at


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