Functional Speech Sound Disorders

Functional speech sound disorders are idiopathic – they have no known cause. These disorders include those related to the motor production of speech sounds and those related to the linguistic aspects of speech production.

In general the prognosis for the successful treatment of functional speech disorders in children, by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), is good.

For many years SLPs have been remarkably successful in treating individuals with functional speech disorders.