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Our therapists are licensed and certified with years of experience and at least a Master's degree. We cover all states in the USA.

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is an assessment of a child’s speech and language competence, performed by a SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist), coupled with treatment of any speech disorder, language disorder, or communication problem that would inhibit the child from speaking as a person would without a speech condition.

Speech therapy can help children with speech and language disorders conquer their speech issues through practice and repetition, giving them the confidence to carry on normal conversations in everyday life without the fear of embarrassment.

When Should I Consider Speech Therapy for My Child?

While children all develop differently, and environmental factors will play a big part of a child’s development, you may want to consider consulting with a speech pathologist if your child does not follow a typical language development timeline: 

 

  • Newborn: 1 Year: Newborns, up to the age of one, should start forming the sounds they will need for speech. While some children may begin to mimic words before the age of one, it is extremely common for children to be unable to speak coherent words during this time frame. However, if your child shows no signs of speech development (such as babbling, interest in people speaking, non-verbal signs, etc,) it may be time to consult with a speech pathologist. 

 

  • 1-2 years: Most toddlers under 3 start learning their first words in the beginning of this time period, and their vocabulary/wording structure will slowly start to expand during this time. By the age of 2, most children begin to form word combinations in order to better express what they want, such as “my bottle.” 

 

  • 2-4 Years: This time period will be crucial to identifying the need for a speech-language pathologist. Your child’s vocabulary should steadily increase from ages 2-4, and the child should be able to start speaking (at least) fragmented sentences by the end of the period. They should also have a firm understanding of directional words, such as “here”, “there”, “on top”,”under”, etc. Mispronunciations are still common during this time, but once a kid reaches the age of 4, it should become clear whether the child is working towards pronouncing the words correctly, or they may have an underlying speech disorder. 

Common Speech and Language Disorders with Kids

Resonance - Resonance disorders occur as a result of blockage in the mouth, nose, or throat area, disrupting the normal voice vibrations that determine voice quality. Causes of resonance disorders include velopharyngeal dysfunction, cleft palates, and swollen tonsils. 

 

Fluency - Fluency issues affect the rate and rhythm at which the child speaks, and is most commonly associated with stuttering. Any prolongations, repetitions, interjections, and other blocks that occur regularly could be considered a fluency disorder. The exact causes of fluency issues are unknown, but it has been noted that the disorders may worsen during times of stress of anxiety. Parents can consult with a SLP to determine the best course of action to resolve their fluency issue.


Articulation - Articulation disorders occur when the child has trouble saying words correctly. The most common instance of articulation disorders are seen when a child repeatedly  substitutes one sound of a word for another, like saying “wain” instead of “rain”.

How Does Speech Therapy Help Children?

Speech therapy for kids can be thought of as intensive speech and language practice, tailored to the specific speech disorder that your child has. Speech therapy for children differs from speech therapy for adults in practice, but the principle remains the same. The treatment for your child will depend heavily on the condition, but all treatments have two things in common: repetition and home practice. It takes practice to overcome each speech disorder, and constant repetition will be key to developing the proper speech habits. 

 

Treatments include one-on-one sessions that focus on forming commonly mispronounced, interjected, or blocked sounds and words, which will address your child’s speech disorder directly. It is also a great idea to practice the methods taught by the SLP with your child in your spare time, as the more time spent addressing what you and your speech therapist are working on, the more likely your child will be to overcome the disorder. 

 

In the long-term, overcoming a speech disorder can lead to less feelings of embarrassment and frustration, as well as a greater sense of confidence within your child. Communicating with peers will be much easier, and can have a positive impact on both their personal and professional lives.

Why Choose Better Speech?

With over 100 online speech therapists ready to help your child, there is no waiting needed to get started. A speech therapist is ready to provide your child with their first speech therapy session as early as tomorrow, and we have the most experienced and compassionate team in the industry. 

 

Better Speech speech therapists have delivered thousands of online speech therapy sessions over their years of employment at Better Speech.  Each of our employees are state certified, and trained to handle the delicate situations that come with the frustrations from children enrolled in speech therapy. If you are looking for an online speech therapist that truly cares about your child’s progress in speech therapy, you’ve found the right place!

Consult With a Speech Therapist

When it comes to your child and speech disorders, identifying problems early is crucial. The longer a child continues with speech issues, the harder it will be to break these habits. Ages 0-4 are arguably the most formative years when it comes to speech development, and  consulting with a speech-language pathologist can help you confidently identify if your child needs speech therapy during this formative time. Contact an online speech therapist today to discuss the best course of action for your child, and the proper treatment to overcome their specific speech disorder. 

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Reading Readiness

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