Ever wondered when your two year old says ‘tup’ for ‘cup’…is that normal? Or when your eight year old says ‘fank you’ instead of ‘thank you’? We all have a bit of a giggle when the character Barry Kripke, from The Big Bang Theory talks but for kids, at what age is that normal and at what age should we be concerned?
Just like many skills in life, children learn how to say speech sounds correctly in a developmental sequence. Continue reading “When will my kids know how to say all their sounds?”
Don’t worry, “A banana a day keeps the speech lady away” is not a real saying so how could a banana be relevant in the field of speech pathology? We are actually talking something commonly known as the ‘speech banana’. Sharing an interest in this are audiologists, as the speech banana refers to the banana shape that you see in audiograms. Continue reading “Banana and speech – how could the two possibly relate?”
We hear this comment frequently from parents, often with kids ranging from 2 years up to 8 years of age. What is a lisp? When it is normal? When should it, if at all, be treated? Continue reading “HELP! My child has a lisp”