When a baby is learning to talk parents are naturally excited about. The first words out of a babies mouth will send us scrambling for the video camera. When you do not hear these words or the words are delayed our delight turns to fear. When you notice that there is difficulty in language that is when you should be refered to SPEECH.
When children are learning language there are many problems that are encountered. We will begin our look into these issues every month beginning with:
It is the unnatural flow of words. Usually diagnosised between te ages of 2-8 years old.The child can begin to pronounce a word that cause him/her to become stuck on the word. Such as the word " was" - wwwwwaaa, wwwwas,was. This will also cause them to start over and over again to try to self correct the problem. It is very frustrating for the child and hard for the parent to hear.
A speech pathologist will need to evaluate to provide the proper treatment. It is important to determine if the problem is motor and/or language-based because treatment will be based upon this determination. Those with higher compreshension level will benefit from a description of techniques either written or in picture form along with practice. Those with lower comprehension will benefit from less description and more imitattion models.
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