Pediatric Speech Services
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Language, Articulation, Apraxia, Fluency, Voice, and Oral Motor Disorders
Characterized by atypical or lack of development of vocabulary, grammar, and social communication skills needed to express and understand thoughts and ideas.
Difficulties with the way sounds are formed and strung together, usually characterized by substituting one sound for another, omitting a sound, or distorting a sound.
An interruption in the flow or rhythm of speech characterized by hesitations, repetitions, or prolongations of sounds, syllables, words, and phrases.
Characterized by inappropriate pitch (too high, too low, or monotonous pitch); loudness (too loud or not loud enough); or quality (harsh, hoarse, breathy, or nasal).
Oral Motor Disorders
The inability to use the muscles of the mouth for functional speech or feeding characterized by low muscle tone in the face, open mouth posture, drooling/inability to manage one’s saliva, speech sound errors, and feeding problems.