Are you having difficulty understanding what your child is saying? Do they make mistakes while forming certain sentences? Does your child feel lonely and neglected because other kids find it difficult to understand them? This can be very frustrating for both kids and parents. Since it’s quite difficult to understand your child, you tend to ask several questions just to clarify. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. A speech therapist can provide great solutions to help with your child’s speech difficulties. To provide a better understanding of how a speech therapist can help, let’s look at some reasons for your child’s speech difficulties:

Muscle weakness

Speech production requires the use of various muscles and sometimes the inability to control these muscles may cause unclear speech. For instance, your child may find it difficult to lift the tip of their tongue to produce the ‘L’ sound.

Difficulties in coordination 

. Another cause of unclear speech could be that the child has difficulties coordinating the movement to produce sounds. The same can be said of those who lack basic dancing skills. In this case, your child may be able to pronounce ‘L’ in ‘Leaf’ but find it difficult to produce ‘L’ in ‘Caterpillar’.

With the help of a speech therapist who is specifically trained to evaluate and proffer solutions to speech difficulties in both young and old, you can experience peace of mind. Unclear speech can cause an individual to become socially isolated from other children resulting in less peer interaction. Speech therapy can bring a feeling of ease to your daily life by improving speech, communication, language and learning skills.

In order to determine the root cause of the child’s speech problem, the speech therapists will first need to understand and get more acquainted with the child and their environment by conducting an assessment and parent interview. . During the assessment the speech therapist will use several techniques to ascertain the reasons for your child’s speech and communication difficulties, and develop a plan to address these.

Perhaps, you may have tried several different approaches to help your child improve their ability to communicate but have seen no significant results. Help your child to improve their speech and language skills by consulting a speech therapist.