Speech and Articulation Problems

Speech is not just a language skill but involves motor centres involved in control of the lips, tongue, swallow mechanism and breathing.  Retention of infant oral reflexes such as the rooting or suck reflex can interfere with development of the fine motor control needed for speech and articulation.

Auditory problems can also interfere with the ability to hear  or process sounds correctly and translate what is said into the correct speech sounds.

If your child is showing this symptom, or other symptoms of NDD, please complete a free NDD child screening test.