This is one of the most common problems dealt with by all speech and language therapy departments. This is where the child has difficulty producing sounds (articulation or phonology). They may substitute certain sounds for others or their speech may be extremely difficult to decipher at all.
Unfortunately, it receives a fairly low priority rating on many systems so that the wait for therapy is often quite long. However, if it is your child with the difficulty, having it dealt with quickly is a high priority for you. Especially if the problem had been identified by their peers, which can lead to bullying and or isolation.
At Small Talk we will see children within the full range of speech delay or disorder i.e. minor problems e.g. lisps or failure to say ‘th’ or major difficulties e.g. diagnosed dyspraxia.