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speech problems and speech delay therapy program

speech problems and speech delay therapy program


Children with a language delay follow the normal language development pattern but will reach the language development milestones at a slower rate than others. Usually, a child with a language delay will have trouble building their vocabulary, structuring their sentences properly, and understanding what is being said to them. A language delay can occur on its own or be part of a broader developmental condition.


What are the common features of a language delay?

  • Late to talk and first words do not appear by the age of 15-18 months.
  • The child gets their first words but then does not go on to develop new words quickly.
  • By two years of age, the child is saying less than 50 words and is not using any two-word combinations (e.g. ‘more drink’, ‘Daddy gone’, ‘car go’).
  • The child has difficulty understanding what is being said to them and has difficulties following instructions.
  • The child’s language sounds immature for their age.
  • Difficulties attending group time at kindergarten or school.
  • The very young child may have difficulties with eye contact, attending to activities and to speech, and using sounds and gestures.
  • Difficulty answering questions.
  • Difficulty sequencing words together in sentences.
  • Difficulty reading and writing.
  • Difficulty getting their message across.

Children problems

  • Genetic disorders that negatively affect speech, language, and cognitive development, including cleft lip and Down syndrome.
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (abnormally or extremely active).
  • Autism spectrum disorders.
  • Delayed growth.
  • hearing loss.
  • Craniofacial anomalies of the face that negatively affect speech, language, and cognitive development.
  • Speech and language delay.
  • Special linguistic weakness
  • Speech disorders.
  • Disorders resulting from head injuries in children.
  • Impaired verbal development.
  • Cleft lip.

Children and Adults Problems

  • Puberty voice.
  • Cerebral Palsy.
  • Head trauma injuries.
  • Hearing loss and hearing impairment.
  • Learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
  • Special linguistic weakness
  • Hearing disorders.
  • Speech disorders such as jitteriness
  • Stuttering and not starting to speak.
  • Brain attack.
  • Voice disorders (dysphonia).
  • Language delay.
  • Motor speech disorders (dysarthria and verbal development).
  • Naming difficulties.
  • Dyslexia and the inability to write.
  • Cognitive communication disorders.
  • Laryngectomy.
  • Tracheal puncture.
  • Tumors (ear, nose, or throat cancer).

Adult Problems

Adults with mild or severe language difficulties as a result of:

  • Motor neuron diseases.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Dementia and mental illness.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Psychological problems.
  • Brain attack.
  • Aphasia (loss of the ability to speak).