Errors in speech sound production are known as articulation errors. Articulation errors are common in children when they first learn to speak. An example of this is a toddler who says “wabbit” for “rabbit.” Many children will outgrow their speech errors, which are a normal part of learning to produce new sounds. If a child continues to exhibit articulation errors beyond those of normal development, he/she may need to see a speech-language pathologist (SLP) to evaluate the type of error(s) the child is making and develop an intervention or therapy plan if needed. (https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Speech-Sound-Disorders)
We can help! Contact Speech Therapy services at 229-246-4088 to find out how your child can be evaluated. Our SLPs can advise whether professional help is indicated and how to arrange for assistance. The SLP can also give you guidance or provide services to help prevent, minimize, or eliminate a speech sound problem. Early help is especially important for more severe problems.