Early Childhood Language Stimulation (18-30 months)
Focusing on building your child’s early social and language skills, emphasizing the development of play and social interactions.
A language disorder can affect how a child understands what is being said to them, the way they express themselves, or both.
Occupational therapy can improve development of fine and visual motor skills, address differences in sensory processing, feeding and eating concerns, participation in activities of daily living and development of play skills.
Expressive Language Disorder
Characterized by a reduced utterance length, reduced vocabulary, and reduced use of age-appropriate grammar.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
A group of disorders characterized by impairments in social interaction, imagination, verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Children diagnosed on the spectrum often appear to have a limited number of interests and activities that tend to be repetitive.
Articulation difficulties affect the way a child produces specific sounds. It can include one sound or multiple sounds. Children with a delay in either area are typically difficult to understand.
Phonological Processing Disorders
This involves patterns of sounds. For example, substituting sounds made in the front of the mouth, such as “t,” for a sound made in the back of the mouth, such as “k”. For a complete list of phonological processes,…
Developmental Apraxia of Speech/Motor Speech Disorders
An apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder characterized by a difficulty in coordinating movements to produce sounds in isolation, as well as sequencing those sounds into words, phrases or sentences. [Can we turn those words into plain English?] ..
A speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or prolonged, disrupting the normal flow of speech. Children can also go through periods of normal dysfluency as they learn to speak.
Receptive Language Disorder
Affects a child’s ability to attend, recognize, retain, and comprehend what is being said to them.
Signs of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Taken from ASHA.org)
Not all children with CAS are the same. Your child may show some or all of the signs below. You should talk to your doctor or see an SLP if: