Pronunciation Disorders

May 15, 2007 by Martin Forest

Pronunciation Disorders

Pronunciation, or “articulation”, is the way we move our jaw, lips and tongue to produce the sounds of speech. When there is a problem at this level, the “esthetics” of speech may be affected and there may be repercussions on teeth alignment.
These disorders are:
  • Production of ill-defined sounds (eg.: lisp).
  • Sound confusion (“wabbit” instead of “rabbit”).
  • Other incorrect pronunciations of speech sounds. 
These disorders may first appear when the child starts speaking, or following an accident or trauma, for example. Whether for yourself or your child, speech therapy can help you find ways of improving articulation.