This page is dedicated to providing the Milford community with resources to facilitate speech and language development. Your participation in your child's speech and language development is key to their success!
Components of speech and language development that impact a child’s educational performance include:
Speech production: An articulation disorder is the atypical production of speech sounds that may interfere with intelligibility. A fluency disorder (which may be referred to as stuttering) is an interruption in the flow of speaking characterized by atypical rate, rhythm, and repetitions in sounds, syllables, words, and phrases.
Receptive language: A receptive language disorder is impaired comprehension of language.
Expressive language: An expressive language disorder is impaired use of language to express wants, needs, and ideas. This encompasses expression of vocabulary and grammar skills.
Pragmatic language: Pragmatic language is functional and socially appropriate use of communication skills.