If the person persists to face problems while pronouncing particular sounds then it is nothing but Articulation Disorders.

In some individuality it is observed that they lack the ability to pronounce the words or sounds clearly. This is one of the physiologically intricacy which is termed as “Articulation Disorders”. While undergoing this problem, the person feels it difficult in producing some of the sounds. This might be because of the use of palate, tongue, teeth, lips, and even facial nerves, muscles and respiratory system.  Speech therapy can treat the disorder of articulation among children. But among the individuals these problem of articulation is likely to affect their progress.

What are the common sorts of Articulation Disorders?

In general, there are various types of articulation disorders found among the children as well as individuals. Instead of pronouncing the same sound, the individual tries to pronounce the substitute for that word. For example, some individual faces complexity to enunciate the sound “w” rather they spell it as “r”. Some even make whistling sound while producing “w”.

Regardless in some articulation disorders, syllable or extra sounds are produced. E.g. some people pronounce “resememble” instead of pronouncing “resemble” or “s” for “ch”.

Also across the continuum folks who suffer from disorders of articulation can be very difficult to understand and may become irritated at their helplessness to communicate, which then makes their vocalizations even more jumbled.

What are the causes of Articulation Disorders?

Weak muscles, usually immaturity while talking, little control over the respiratory or tongue is the major cause of Articulation Disorders noticed both in the adults and children.  A general delay in speech, hearing mutilation, psychological retardation, acquired injury of brain and certain types of disabilities in learning may all add to articulation disorders.

What are the Symptoms of Articulation Disorders?

  • Falter of sounds
  • Feeble pronunciation of “r”
  • Facing difficulty in blending sounds like “r, l, s”
  • Untimely feeding problems
  • Skipping the consonant words while communicating
  • Unclear verbal communication
  • Getting embarrassed while speaking
  • Slow, Distorted slurred sounds
  • Difficulty in understanding the sounds
  • Unable to produce certain sounds like d ,m, b, and n till six to seven months

How to treat Articulation Disorders?

Children or adults facing the problem of Articulation Disorders should be treated by the pathologist. These pathologists are trained specialists who are able to treat every unique case in efficient way. These therapies are the common approaches of treating Articulation Disorders. Reliable speech therapy sessions will help in quick treatment of Articulation Disorders. In some of the specific case, pathologist gives some suggestion of how much improvement can be expected in the individual.