Spotting Speech Disorders in Children

Published 03/05 2014 05:06PM

Updated 03/05 2014 05:12PM

The American Speech Language Hearing Association wants to raise awareness about childhood speech disorders. The group estimates 5 percent of children have a noticeable problem by the time they're in the first grade - and some children haven't been diagnosed.

Speech pathologist Tami Treutlein of SLC Therapy of WNY said speech disorders can be detected when a child is only a year old. Some children develop issues in their second, third or fourth years. She said it's important to know the signs and then seek treatment.

Watch Treutlein's interview on News 8 First at 4 by clicking the video above. Click here for more information on speech disorders.

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