Resonance refers to the way airflow for speech is shaped as it passes through the oral (mouth) and nasal (nose) cavities. During speech, air flows through the mouth for almost all speech sounds. A resonance disorder occurs when there is an opening, inconsistent movement, or obstruction that changes the way air flows during speech. A child with a resonance disorder may sound congested, muffled or have too much air coming out of the nose. The goal of resonance therapy is to help a child learn to use their tongue, lips and the valve between the mouth and nose correctly. It is often recommended by our SLPs, that children with resonance disorders be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor/otolaryngologist to determine if there are structural causes for the changes in airflow.
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