Articulation Therapy

How can articulation therapy help?

  • Can you understand what your child is saying?

  • Do others have trouble understanding what your child is saying?

  • Have you been told that your child should be able to produce certain sounds by now? ​

Many children have trouble producing one or more sounds that may affect their intelligibility (ability to be understood). Every sound has a different range of ages that a child should be able to make the sound correctly.


What is Articulation Therapy?

Articulation therapy is speech therapy that specifically involves assessing what sounds are difficult for your child given their age level and then working with them to help successfully pronounce these sounds accurately.​

Typically articulation therapy progresses from:

  • Correctly hearing the correct and incorrect pronouncement of a sound

  • Pronouncing the sound

  • Pronouncing the sound in syllables

  • Pronouncing the sound in words

  • Pronouncing words in phrases

  • Pronouncing words in sentences

  • Pronouncing words in conversational speech

An essential part of therapy is daily practice at home. Therapy materials and ideas will be given to the child and parent to use at home.

How long is each session?

30-45 minutes once or twice a week

How long does articulation therapy last?

It is difficult to provide a timeline. There are many factors to consider:

  • Number of sounds the child has to learn to pronounce

  • Some sounds are more difficult to learn than others

  • Coexisting medical, cognitive, and/or learning conditions/disabilities

  • Amount of practice completed outside of therapy

  • Child’s age

What are the benefits?

Both you and your child will feel a sense of accomplishment and relief knowing they are saying sounds properly and they are fully understood.

Do you offer any other types of speech therapy?

Yes, I provide other speech-language services. Having worked in schools for over ten years, I have expertise in speech articulation, receptive and expressive language, and social communication. I have training in programs like Social ThinkingⓇ, Thinking MapsⓇ, Visualizing and VerbalizingⓇ, and Wilson Reading SystemⓇ. I have worked with children with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, language learning disability, selective mutism, communication disability, and dysfluency.

For more information on when your child should have learned to pronounce specific sounds: