Articulation disorders

 

An articulation disorder is when a child makes sounds, syllables and words incorrectly.

The most common articulation disorders found in children are omission, substitution and distortions.

 

Omission is leaving something out. An example of speech omission is saying ‘oo’ for shoe or ‘at’ for cat.

 

Substitution is putting something where something else belongs. An example of speech substitution is the use of the ‘W’ sound for ‘R’ sound and saying ‘wabbit’ instead of ‘rabbit’.

 

Distortion means that the parts are mostly there but are a little wrong. An example of speech distortion is saying ‘shlip’ for ‘ship’.

 

At the academy we aim to eliminate all articulation disorders without singling any child out or making them feel different or self conscious.

 

Individual lessons.

 

Individual classes are the most effective method for students to improve their articulation and greatly increase their confidence .This is due to the fact that private classes have several advantages over the traditional classroom environment including the following:

 

- Individual attention

 

Many students flourish under one-to-one attention. With individual classes, the student does not have to compete for the teacher’s attention or feel self conscious of peer pressure. This means more opportunity to engage in real communication, more feedback and better understanding of the learner’s needs.

 

- Customized lessons to suit your particular needs

 

The teacher will customize the entire lesson plan around each student’s individual needs. This helps the student to progress much faster than in the group environment as the lesson can easily be adapted to concentrate upon the individual’s strengths or weaknesses.