An accent is the unique way that speech is pronounced by a group of people speaking the same language. Accent modification is the act of changing an accent or speech pronunciation.
An articulation disorder involves difficulties producing sounds. Sounds can be substituted, deleted, added or changed. Deficits of auditory discrimination may further affect the production of sounds.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Childhood Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words.
Oral Motor Deficits
The muscles of the oral mechanism include the muscles of the lip, tongue, and jaw. When these muscles are weak or present with low tone, there may be severe drooling or difficulty drinking, chewing, or eating. Tallahassee Speech Center implements a structured oral motor program designed to strengthen these articulators. Parents and caregivers are asked to participate in this remediation several times per day. We implement the following programs:
- Talk Tools
- Beckman’s Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
- Boshart Intervention
- All Multi-Sensory Modality Stimulation
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
A disorder in which the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. It is commonly known as a “tongue thrust.”
A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound errors.
Stuttering is a disorder that affects the fluency of speech. This disorder is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also known as dysfluencies. There may also be secondary behaviors which involve tremors or movements.