• A Speech Language Pathologist helps students of all ages with different speech/language disorders and/or dysphagia. 
    articulation disorders: If your child has trouble saying certain sounds or saying words correctly. "Run" might come out as "won." Or "say" may sound like "thay." 
    dysphagia / oral feeding disorders:  If your child has trouble eating and swallowing.
    fluency disorders: If your child repeats certain sounds and has trouble saying the complete word, he or she may have fluency disorder. For example, when trying to say "story", they might get stuck on the "st" and say "st-st-st-story." Or he or she might draw out certain sounds and say "ssssssstory."
    language disorders (expressive and/or receptive):
    • Expressive: A kid might have trouble putting words together, limited vocabulary or use language in an appropriate way.
    • Receptive: A kid might have difficulty understanding or processing language.
    resonance or voice disorders: Your child might have a voice disorder if people have trouble understanding him or her. The kids might start a sentence loud and clear, but it's quiet and mumbling by the end. Sometimes these kids sound like they have a cold or like they're talking through their noses.
Last Modified on September 10, 2012