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Speech or language impairments refer to communication disorders such as uttering, impaired articulation or language/voice impairments that have adverse effect on on a child’s educational performance.

Speech therapist works on                                                            

Oral motor strengthening                                                

Drooling control

Language development

Language articulation

Oral motor sensitivity

OACDC can treat following speech disorders.

1. Stuttering

Problem that interferes with fluency of speech. Person will repeat first part of word or hold single sound for prolonged period.

Eg. Wa wa water or caaaaake

2. Cluttering

Another problem that makes person’s speech difficult to understand. It also affects fluency and flow of speech.

It is a language disorder. Person has trouble in getting out words what they want to say.

3. Articulation disorder

Errors people can make when talking ,substitution of w for an r(wabbit for rabbit)

(Cool for school)

Adding sounds like (pinanio for piano)

4. Apraxia

It is a oral motor speech disorder.problem with motor coordination or motor planning.

Difficulty in moving structures and muscles which are responsible for producing speech.

Restricted tongue movement.

5. Cleft palate

Hole in the roof of the mouth which affects the movement of air through oral and nasal passages. Also problem in oral motor organs which are responsible for speech production.

oral motor

SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION EXPECTATIONS FROM CHILD

At 1YR

Communication and language skills

  • Says mama and dada (specific to parents) plus one or two other words
  • Waves bye
  • Points to objects
  • Start babbles and mimic normal speech
  • Understand simple questions like where is your nose

At 2YR

  • Communication and language skills
  • Child speaks words while communicating says sentences with two or four words and follows simple instructions.

At 3YR

Communication and language development

  • Learns new words quickly
  • Often asks why and what
  • Understands most of them what they hear
  • Able to talk with sentence formation of 4 to 5 words.

AT 5YR

Speech and communication development

  • Speaks very clearly
  • Tells a simple story using full sentences
  • Uses future tense; for example, “Grandma will be here.”
  • Says name and address .