What are Articulation Delays?
Anderson Therapy Services has been collaborating and working with Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Northern Canada, Ontario and Quebec.
Articulation (pronunciation) difficulties occur when speech sound errors continue past a certain age. Different sounds develop within different age ranges. Concerns arise when sounds are not achieved within a certain age range. Speech sound disorders include problems with articulation (making sounds) and phonological processes (sound patterns).
When children are not easily understood by others because of their difficulty producing speech sounds, they may have an articulation delay or disorder. Children may have issues with one sound or a range of sounds. Common mispronunciations include: “tat” for “cat” and “tar” for “star”. Articulation delays can impact language learning, literacy skills, intelligibility (ability to be understood) and social relationships.
Our services cater to the needs of the child and their family. As a result, sessions range in length, frequency, and duration. Sessions are tailored to your child’s age and interests. They also include a strong parental training component. We pride ourselves on providing fun, engaging sessions.