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A speech sound disorder or delay is a type of communication difficulty which is due to the inability/difficulty to produce 1 or more of the speech sounds accurately.
Children will learn to produce different speech sounds at different ages.
When a child continues to have difficulty producing a speech sound, beyond the expected age, this is considered a Speech Sound Delay or Disorder.
There are different kinds of Speech Sound Disorders, such as;
The Speech Therapy approach is based on the type of Speech Sound Disorder the child is displaying.
At HaMakor, we are trained not only in traditional speech therapy approaches but also Oral Placement Therapy (OPT). This is a particularly useful approach for children who have had difficulty progressing when using traditional therapy, most likely due to placement or movement deficits. For more information about OPT click here.