Entries by Great Speech

Speech Therapy for Fronting

The process of learning a language is often difficult for children and commonly involves many small steps and frequent substitutions as a child works to master new letter sounds, sound combinations, and words. One example of this is when a young child begins to communicate their wants and needs; they may say ‘wawa’ when asking […]

Transportation Barriers Disrupt Clinic Appointments for Speech Therapy: Virtual Sessions Overcome Challenges, Impact Health

Transportation significantly impacts health, well-being and quality of life. It is also key to addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) as transportation barriers often impact travel to brick-and-mortar office appointments for speech therapy. When there’s limited or no access to public transit services or use of a vehicle, further complicated by long distances and lengthy […]

Speech Sound Disorder

What is a Speech Sound Disorder? Speech sound disorder is a type of communication disorder that causes difficulty speaking clearly and producing certain speech sounds required to communicate. Children with speech sound disorders often struggle to control their voice, and may also exhibit speech problems such as a stutter or lisp. It is often difficult […]

Articulation Disorder vs Phonology Disorder

Phonological and Articulation Disorders are types of speech sound disorders that can impact an individual’s ability to speak clearly and be understood by others. But many people wonder what is the difference between the two. While these two types of speech sound disorders have similarities, they are also significantly different, and the approach in speech […]

The Role of Play & Leisure Activities in Cognitive Speech Therapy for Children

Play skills are incredibly important when it comes to speech and language development among children. Play and leisure activities provide some of the earliest opportunities for a child to learn and develop their social skills and form significant relationships. A play-based approach in speech therapy serves the long-term development of higher-level language functions as the […]

Strategies for Maintaining and Coping with Language Disorders in Everyday Life

Individuals with language disorders typically find expressing themselves and comprehending what others are saying exceptionally challenging. Language disorders are relatively common among young children, occurring in approximately 10-15 percent of children under the age of 3. Language abilities become more stable by the age of 4, and these skills can be more accurately measured and […]