Speech and Language
Speaking refers to how we say sounds and words. Most of the time we call this “Speech”.
Children with speech difficulties may not be able to say their sounds clearly. For instance, saying “wabbit” instead of “rabbit”. Some children in this category may have fluency difficulties more commonly known as a stutter or stammer. For instance, they repeat words or sounds in a sentence more than they should. “I w-w-w-ant a d-d-drink.”
Sometimes children can pronounce all their words clearly and speak fluently, but have difficulties expressing their thoughts clearly in spoken language. This is called “expressive language difficulties”.
At Speech Ease we always make a careful assessment of the apparent presenting issue and any underlying root causes in order to structure the most efficient, cost-effective and successful program possible.