How is articulation disorder treated?

Articulation disorders can make it more difficult for children to communicate and for others to understand what they are saying. With proper diagnosis, children can receive speech therapy and other treatment to correct articulation disorders and allow them to communicate more clearly and effectively.

What can cause articulation problems?

What causes speech sound disorders in a child?

  • Brain injury.
  • Thinking or development disability.
  • Problems with hearing or hearing loss, such as past ear infections.
  • Physical problems that affect speech, such as cleft palate or cleft lip.
  • Disorders affecting the nerves involved in speech.

When should I be concerned about articulation?

An articulation delay or disorder is a problem when: The child is frustrated and misbehaves because he cannot express what he wants; The child avoids situations where he needs to speak; and. The child is embarrassed or worried about how he sounds or because others make fun of his speech.

What are the common challenges to articulation?

If a child has difficulties with articulation they might:

  • Become overly frustrated when communicating with others.
  • Produce speech that is difficult to understand even for familiar listeners.
  • Have difficulty linking together more than one or two sounds.
  • Tend to use only vowel sounds (very open mouthed noises).

What is the age for an articulation disorder?

If kids are older than age 8 and still have speech errors, we call this a persistent speech sound disorder, and these kids would benefit from speech therapy services, if they’re not already enrolled. Consonant development starts when kids are around 4 to 6 months old—really still babies, not even kids!

What is a severe articulation disorder?

A speech sound disorder means a child has trouble saying certain sounds and words past the expected age. A child with an articulation disorder has problems making certain sounds the right way. A child with phonological process disorder regularly makes certain word speech mistakes.

How can I improve my articulation?

How to improve articulation

  1. Listen to yourself speak. To help you improve your speaking, record yourself speaking.
  2. Check your speed.
  3. Watch for unnecessary words.
  4. Use pauses effectively.
  5. Practice pronunciation.
  6. Vary your pitch.
  7. Speak at the right volume.
  8. Develop confidence.

What is severe articulation disorder?

Articulation disorder is a problem with making certain sounds, such as “sh.” Phonological process disorder is a pattern of sound mistakes. This includes not pronouncing certain letters.

How can I get more than 100 repetitions in articulation therapy?

Here are some fun ideas to get those 100+ repetitions in articulation therapy! This DIY ZAP IT game is perfect for getting high repetitions. My students stay motivated the entire session. Write different numbers on popsicle sticks (make sure you put some high numbers like 10 and 15).

Is it hard to get 100+ trials during articulation therapy?

Trying to get those 100+ trials during articulation therapy can be hard! Student motivation and mixed therapy groups can make it tough to get high repetitions. For myself, I need new ideas to keep it fresh and fun for ME!

What is the articulation challenge?

The Articulation Challenge is something I do with my speech students that like a little competition. I use my digital counters, my timer on my phone and my articulation flashcards for this activity. I tell my students that I am going to set the time and we are going to see how many productions we can get in 3 minutes.

Why is it so hard to get high repetitions in articulation?

Student motivation and mixed therapy groups can make it tough to get high repetitions. For myself, I need new ideas to keep it fresh and fun for ME! Telling a student to “say it again” in several articulation sessions can feel redundant.