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How can parents help with their child who has a speech disorder?

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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Evaluation is key

First make certain the child hears well, be certain there is not physical cause (short frenulum, malocclusion), and then have a speech therapist see them. Key is to not add to their self-consciousness about it- that could only make the situation worse.

In brief: Evaluation is key

First make certain the child hears well, be certain there is not physical cause (short frenulum, malocclusion), and then have a speech therapist see them. Key is to not add to their self-consciousness about it- that could only make the situation worse.
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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Make sure hearing is evaluated as well.
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