Articulation


 

articulationWhat is an Articulation Disorder/Delay?

An articulation disorder is a speech production problem that is characterized by difficulty forming the speech sounds and stringing them together.  It usually involves substituting one sound for another (“wabbit” for “rabbit”), omitting a sound (“poon” for “spoon”) or distorting a sound (“ca uh” for “car”).

How Can We Help?

The specialists at Jodie K. Schuller & Associates are professional speech and language therapists, many with over 25 years of experience in communicative disorders. Licensed by the state of California as speech-language pathologists, our therapists have also completed advanced training in specific techniques to enhance oral and written communication. Therapists have been trained to help children with social challenges using Michele Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Curriculum. To help those with delayed speech development, therapists have taken advanced training in the Talk Tools approach to oral motor therapy and the Cycles approach to phonology. Having attended the Childhood Apraxia (CASANA) Conference, therapists have been trained to use the Kaufman, Strand and Prompt methodologies, among others, to help those with apraxia of speech. Therapists have studied the various methodologies recommended to treat children on the autism spectrum including PECS and Floortime. They are equipped to help nonverbal children using American Sign Language (ASL) and Alternative and Augmentative (AAC) devices. To facilitate the development of reading and written language development, therapists have attended training programs from coast to coast including post-graduate courses offered by the Landmark School of Education, the Wilson Reading System (based on Orton Gillingham) and the complete range of programs developed by Lindamood Bell including LIPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing, On Cloud 9 Math and Seeing Stars. Therapists have also been certified by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) to diagnose and treat breathing and swallowing problems related to unhealthy oral resting postures, sucking habits and tongue thrust.

“Over the course of a year, Jodie Schuller & Associates have helped our son’s speech become very clear and articulate. Both therapists were wonderful and made our son’s speech therapy sessions fun! We are amazed at how quickly their methods worked to help our son produce the correct sounds while speaking. We are so happy to have worked with such high quality and experienced speech and language specialists.”

Chris and Misti Coleman, Parents

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