Is your child beginning to develop a lisp or stutter? There is no reason for your child to suffer with these embarrassing speech problems. They can be effectively treated by Stacey Miller, SLP. Stacey Miller is a Manhattan-based speech therapist who offers speech, language and oral motor therapy for children of all ages. If your child would benefit from working with a speech pathologist in Manhattan, contact our office today.
Stacey Miller is a highly-trained and expert children’s speech therapist who has over seven years of experience treating speech and learning disabilities in children. Her therapy services are individualized to successfully meet the needs of her patients. Two of the areas our speech pathologist in Manhattan specializes in is lisp treatment and stutter correction. When a child has a lisp, the child has problems pronouncing the “s” and “z” sounds. There are different types of lisps. They are: a palatal lisp, where the child touches his tongue to the soft palate when speaking; a lateral lisp where the air travels out of a side of the tongue; a dentalized lisp where the child touches his or her tongue to the teeth while pronouncing certain sounds; and a frontal lisp, where the tongue incorrectly pushes forward through the teeth. Some lisps can be outgrown, however a palatal or lateral lisp usually require speech therapy to overcome this problem. During an appointment with Stacey Miller, your child’s lisp will be evaluated to determine the cause, and whether or not your child will benefit from speech therapy work. If so, our specialist will be able to provide successful lisp therapy for your child.
Our speech pathologist in Manhattan will also be able to provide effective stutter correction for your child. Stuttering can appear as early as 18-24 months, when kids are starting to form sentences out of words. Some stuttering at this point is natural, and parents should be patient with their children during this sensitive time. Many children stop stuttering before the age of 5 and do not need speech therapy. However, if the problem persists, and the stuttering becomes worse, evaluation by our speech therapist at the age of three is a good action to take. Children will benefit from the sensitive and effective speech therapy that Stacy Miller provides for her patients. She has boundless energy and enthusiasm for working with children, and enjoys seeing her young patient’s progress … almost as much as their parents enjoy seeing their child’s small successes grow from each therapy session. If you are interested in having your child’s speech carefully evaluated by a speech therapist professional, contact our office today to set up an appointment with Stacey Miller.