Speech and communication disorders are fairly common in the United States; around 40 million Americans have some form of speech and communication disorder. These disorders can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from partial hearing loss, to cleft palates, to being literally tongue-tied. No matter the cause, the statistics show that 5% of children entering first grade will have noticeable speech disorders, which can have a severe detrimental effect if not corrected. To keep these children, and yours, on the right track, it’s recommended to put them in child speech therapy, which involves sending your child to see a pediatric speech therapist. As with any form of therapy, sessions will vary from one individual to the next, but in general this article will take a look at some of what you can expect as your child goes through speech therapy.
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