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Articulation (Pronunciation) Problems|
Many children and adults have difficulty producing some speech sounds, which can impair understanding and create hesitation with speaking.
Your speech therapist will evaluate your or your child’s speech, and target the sounds that will make the most overall impact. Beyond traditional speech therapy, your therapist has advanced training in orofacialmyology, which means that any physical issues that might interfere with producing sounds will be uncovered and fixed. The way the jaw, tongue and lips move are individually addressed. Fun drill work—focusing both on producing sounds and perceiving them correctly—can be quite effective in improving both understanding of, and giving you confidence in what you have to say.
In addition to traditional therapeutic approaches, an enhanced biofeedback approach to elicit clear speech is available, which can substantially reduce the number of sessions needed. It is called the "Palatometer." (See "Palatometer" under Services).
Treatment frequency: Usually scheduled between one and three times per week. The number of sessions depends upon the extent of the issue and how the individual responds to treatment.