For various reasons, children may struggle to pronounce words correctly and may eventually develop a speech disorder. Signs of a speech disorder may include stuttering, repetition, blocks (difficulty forming words), and prolongation (drawing out certain sounds). To reduce a child’s risk of developing a speech impediment, parents can engage their children in a variety of activities designed to be fun and educational. Some children, however, will require the help of an experienced speech-language pathologist.
To learn about tips and resources on speech pronunciation for kids, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.