Speech & Language Services


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 has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas…

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Speech Therapy

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

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. These include speech and language disorders or delays, learning…

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