Some kids have trouble saying certain sounds or words. This can be frustrating because others may have trouble understanding what they’re trying to say. The good news is that kids can go to a special kind of therapist for help — speech therapists (also called speech-language pathologists).
What Do Speech Therapists Help With?
Speech therapists help people of all ages with different speech and language disorders. Here are some of them:
This when a kid has trouble saying certain sounds or saying words correctly. “Run” might come out as “won.” Or “say” may sound like “thay.” Lisps are considered articulation disorders.
A kid 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.
If a kid repeats certain sounds and has trouble saying the complete word, he or she may have fluency disorder. For example, a kid trying to say “story” might get stuck on the “st” and say “st-st-st-story.”
A kid who has trouble understanding people or has trouble putting words together to express thoughts might have a language disorder.