In a recent parent-teacher conference, the teacher expressed concern that your child may be having a problem with certain speech or language skills. Or maybe while talking to your child, you noticed an occasional stutter and have become concerned for his or her future.
Could your child have a problem? And if so, what should you do? Call Stacy Miller, the best Speech Pathologist for Children in Manhattan
It is wise and your duty as a good parent to intervene quickly. An evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist can help determine if your child is having difficulties. Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders.
Stacy Miller, SLP. will help you identify what sort of therapy your child will need. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the production of sounds, while a language disorder refers to the difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Speech disorders include:
- Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.
- Fluency disorders: problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolonging sounds and syllables (ssssstuttering).
- Resonance or voice disorders: problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what’s being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.
- Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders: these include difficulties with drooling, eating, and swallowing.
Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:
- Receptive disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.
- Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Stacy Miller SLP has over 10 years of experience working with children with moderate to severe learning disabilities and sensory integration and her expertise embodies both experience and passion. She is also fluent in sign language. Stacey believes that every child deserves a chance to express his/her everyday wants, needs, thoughts and ideas regularly. Therefore, she will work diligently to find a way, whether it be verbal or non-verbal, for her clients to feel the pleasure of being able to communicate efficiently with family, friends and teachers in all environments.
Do not hesitate to call,
Stacy Miller – SLP, MA, CCC, TSHH