Fatema Jagmag
Audiologist & Speech Therapist, Aured, Shaba Speech & Hearing Centre, Masina Hospital, Al-Sadique Ent & Ophthalmic Hospital, Mumbai, India
First Created: 01/10/2001  Last Updated: 08/01/2015

Patient Education

I cannot understand my child's speech. What is the problem?

This is an articulatory disorder in which very often, children do not pronounce the sounds clearly or they replace one sound for another e.g. [k] replaced by [t] or [g] is replaced by [d].

What is the cause of this problem?

There are many causes like:

  • Delayed speech
  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental retardation
  • Learning disability

If my child's speech is not clear, then does it necessarily mean that he may be having the above problems?

No, the child may have an articulatory disorder even in the absence of the above condition.

When should seek the help of the speech pathologist?

Normally by the age of three and a half years, the child starts speaking clearly in sentences. If you find it difficult to understand your child's speech, then help should be sought immediately.

How can the speech pathologist help my child?

The speech pathologist will teach the child the correct sound with the help of simple exercises and will also teach the child to use the corrected sound in his speech.

Will my child be able to overcome his problem?

Yes, your child will definitely overcome his problem completely provided he does not have any underlying cause.

Dyslalia Dyslalia https://www.pediatriconcall.com/show_article/default.aspx?main_cat=ent&sub_cat=dyslalia&url=dyslalia-patient-education 2015-08-01
Disclaimer: The information given by www.pediatriconcall.com is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0