Speech and language therapy is often called "ST" in the therapy world.
Speech therapy is provided by a speech language pathologist or "SLP".
SLPs often work with children with language deficits, articulation deficits, swallowing/feeding issues, stuttering, hearing impairment, cleft lip/palate, apraxia, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, and more.
Difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly.
A child can have an expressive language delay, receptive language delay, or both.
Expressive Language: Difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Receptive Language: Difficulty understanding or processing language.
Problems with fluent speech such as stuttering.
Difficulty with motor planning, making it difficult to move the mouth to produce speech sounds.
These include difficulties with drooling, eating, and swallowing.