Pine Cone Therapies offers speech and language therapy for a broad scope of disorders, including phonological disorder. Our speech therapy may be in one-to-one and small group sessions. 

Speech therapy sessions are typically 30 minutes in duration and recommended two to three times a week. Duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disorder, the age of the client, and associated physical, emotional, and social factors.

The first step to effective phonological disorder intervention is an individual, in-depth assessment of speech and cognitive-linguistic skills. The speech and language assessment is conducted by the certified speech-language pathologist. Assessment procedures are chosen based on an individual’s age and the nature of their disorder. Assessment includes a comprehensive parent or client interview to review birth, developmental, and medical history and is followed by clinical observations, using standardized and non-standardized evaluation tools. 

Phonological Disorder Basics

What are phonological abnormalities?
A phonological process problem is a type of speech impairment in which the brain struggles to organize sound patterns, resulting in trouble forming words.

For example, a youngster may substitute one letter sound for another at the beginning of words (like “at” instead of “sat”).

What Is A Pronunciation Problem?

Pronouncing certain consonants and vowels correctly is an articulation disorder. Sounds can be deleted, added, or modified. A lisp is a well-known example of an articulation issue caused by improper tongue placement. Many people have trouble with the R sound, thus they speak wabbit instead of rabbit.

Some articulation disorders are visible, such as cleft palate, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, or dental issues. Thumb sucking causes an overbite, which causes articulation issues in youngsters. Tongue thrust can also affect speech clarity and distort some sounds.

An articulation disorder focuses on the faults and the sound generated. While phonological problems influence speech clarity and predictability, they can affect multiple sounds.

What are the signs of phonological disorders?

The major symptom that distinguishes phonological process disorders from other speech problems is a consistent pattern of errors.

A person may be treated with both articulation and phonological/language-based techniques.

Houston, TX Phonological Disorder Treatment Provider

Phonological Disorder treatment for young children works best when begun early. If you suspect your child may have autism or need phonological disorder treatment, please fill out the contact form below today to get started with Pine Cone Therapies.

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