Communication Disorders

Speech language pathologists are skilled at identifying a variety of speech and language disorders. Once a diagnosis is made, the SLP creates a treatment plan that carefully considers the child's strengths, other diagnoses and family values.

- Speech sound disorders
- Receptive / expressive language disorders (includes late talkers)
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- Dysfluency (stuttering)
- Vocal function disorder
- Social-pragmatic disorder

SLPs can help support communication difficulties secondary to:
- Executive functioning disorder (including ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Hearing loss
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- other genetic disorders

Children develop sounds at different times. But this chart can help determine when it might be time to have your child evaluated by a speech language pathologist.