A pediatric speech-language pathologist like Stacey Miller assesses a child’s speech clarity, vocabulary, sentence structure and social language abilities. Using all of this information, Stacey Miller, SLP, can determine if your child has a specific speech or language impairment, such as articulation errors, receptive language disorders, learning disabilities or social delays. Speech and language is more than just the words your child uses. In fact, speech and language problems can be discernible even before your baby says their first word. Before they begin speaking, your infant communicates and interacts with the world around them by making sounds and facial expressions. If they are not participating in these forms of communication by the time they are nine months old, you may want to bring them for an initial assessment with Manhattan pediatric speech pathologist, Stacey Miller.
As your child grows, they may begin to develop other communication problems such as stuttering, stammering or voice problems. Stacey Miller is a licensed speech-language pathologist with expertise in providing treatment and therapy for these speech disabilities as well. If your child struggles to use verbal communication, Stacey Miller not only provides therapy for the child, but helps families with learning other ways of communicating with their child using pictures and signs.
Some common speech-related problems are speech delay and articulation disorder. Speech delay is a delayed development of specific speech sounds. Typically, children develop and produce the speech sounds for the letters “b,” “p,” and “m” by the time they are three years old. A speech delay is defined as a reduced intelligibility and increased risk for broader communication and academic problems. Stacey Miller, SLP, will assist your child in overcoming these speech delays and determine the cause of this slow speech development. Another common problem is an articulation disorder, or difficult making certain sounds. Some children may substitute, change, or add sounds on to a work. Such as pronouncing all “r” sounds as “w.” All of these speech-related problems can be solved with a visit to Manhattan pediatric speech pathologist, Stacey Miller.