Speech & Language Services

Speech

Speech vs. Language What Is the Difference Between Speech and Language? When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice, then he or she has a speech disorder. Difficulty pronouncing sounds or articulation disorders, and stuttering are examples of speech disorders. When a person…

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Speech Therapy

What Is an SLP? Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) take into consideration the medical, physical, psychological, cultural, and social factors together with other relevant details that may contribute to the communication impairment. A speech and language evaluation takes about an hour and a half. After the evaluation, the SLP will produce a report describing his/her…

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Speech & Language Milestones

Hearing & Speech Ages and Stages (Taken from California Newborn Hearing Screening Program, Department of Health Services) Birth to 3 Months Quiets to familiar voices or sounds Reacts to loud sounds, e.g., baby startles, blinks, stops sucking, cries or wakes up. Makes soft sounds when awake, e.g., baby gurgles. 3 to 6 Months Turns eyes…

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Language Disorders

Central Auditory Processing and Learning (CAPD) What Is CAPD? CAPD is a problem with the understanding and processing of verbal information by someone who has normal hearing. The prevalence of CAPD in children is estimated to be between 2% and 3%, with it being twice as prevalent in males. It often co-exists with other disabilities.…

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