Speech Development

Speech refers to a child’s means of communicating verbally.  Articulation is a major part of speech, and refers to how speech sounds are made.  For example, a child will learn to produce the “s” sound to say “sun” instead of “dun” or “thun.”  Fluency is another part of speech and refers to the rhythm of speech. Stuttering is a common disorder of fluency, and is characterized by repeating and prolonging words.

If you have concerns for your child’s speech, this brief list may help:

What are you noticing?

  • Does your child have difficulty making speech sounds, even when corrected?
  • Does your child change or leave out speech sounds (i.e. saying “dup” for “cup” or “cah” for “car?”)?
  • Has your child shown minimal improvement in speech over time?
  • Does your child have difficulty being understood by new people?
  • Does your child repeat words, parts or words, stretch out words?
  • Is your child reluctant to speak around others, especially new people?

What it could be.

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is possible that your child may have a type of speech disorder.

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If you are unsure, and would like to speak with a Certified Speech and Language Pathologist please call CSLLS for a complimentary phone consultation.

What our families have said about our Speech Therapy services.

“My son was able to accomplish in a few months what he could not do in years of speech therapy before.  He is no longer embarrassed saying words that have his L, R and S sounds. My therapist was caring, resourceful and professional, and I would do it all over again. I just wish we hadn’t waited so long.”

Judy S.


“I can’t say enough wonderful things about the Speech Therapist  we worked with at CSLLS.  She was very caring and creative in helping my daughter achieve her goals and worked closely with her teachers to share progress.  She was also very flexible-traveling to her day care, elementary school and our home throughout the year.  We will miss our weekly visits.”

Jean H.