• language  Speech and Language Disorders

    Speech sound disorders occur when a child can not produce appropriate speech sounds by a certain age (depending on the sound).  Speech sounds that differ due to accent or dialect are not a disorder.

    Stuttering is a disorder in which speech is disrupted by blocks, repetitions and prolongations.  

    Language based learning disabilities can affect a child's ability to communicate clearly both in speech and in writing.  A child with a language disorder may struggle with reading, writing, spelling and possibly social communication.

    The American Speech-Language Hearing Association has a comprehensive list of speech and language disorders including information about causes, testing and treatment.  I have included a link to their website on my helpful resources page.

    If you have any concerns about your child regarding the above, please contact me at jdavidson@ercsd.org