Some children have difficulty learning to produce certain sounds. Some common sounds that are difficult to produce include s, r, l. This can be frustrating and embarrassing for the child and result in teasing. For some children, their speech is not understood by others.
Most articulation errors can be corrected with a systematic, consistent approach to treatment. The longer the articulation error exists, the more resistant it is to modification so early intervention is important. Articulation errors usually require a shorter course of treatment than many other difficulties.
In simple terms...
Articulation refers to the way sounds are produced
When Should I Worry If My Child Is Behind?
- friends and family have a difficult time understanding your child
- your child becomes frustrated when you do not understand his/her message