*Speech/Language Pathology services are provided to students that exhibit articulation, language,
voice or fluency disorders. Students whose speech and / or language disorders interfere with their
ability to function successfully in the classroom are considered for services. Students from 3 to 21
years of age can be served.
Articulation is the way that sounds are produced in the words that we say.
Types of disorders include: omissions, substitutions, and distortions of
sounds in speech.
Children should use these sounds in words by these approximate ages:
3 years: p, m, h, n, w
4 years: k, g, d, f, y
6 years: t, ng, r, l
7 years: sh, ch, j, th
8 years: s, z, v, zh
Language is the content and structure of our communication. It can include a
receptive disorder ( how we comprehend language ) and/or an expressive
disorder ( how we produce language orally ).
A voice disorder is an abnormal production of pitch, intensity, resonation,
A fluency disorder is a disruption in the normal rhythmic flow of speech
* Adapted from the New Hanover County Website