In the US, some children are eligible to receive speech therapy services, including assessment and lessons through the public school system . If not, private therapy is readily available through personal lessons with a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist or the growing field of telepractice.  Teleconferencing tools such as Skype are being used more commonly as a means to access remote locations in private therapy practice, such as in the geographically diverse south island of New Zealand.  More at-home or combination treatments have become readily available to address specific types of articulation disorders. The use of mobile applications in speech therapy is also growing as an avenue to bring treatment into the home.
The site's intended audience is families and others close to children with voice, speech, language, literacy, and fluency difficulties, and people working in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Its mission is to provide useful, theoretically sound, and where possible evidence-based information about the assessment and treatment of human communication disorders. The site is made possible through the kindness of donors . All pages, including Webwords , are listed in the site map . Please read the policy on questions from SLPs/SLTs on child speech assessment and intervention . Join the phonologicaltherapy list for professional discussion of speech development and disorders, and follow @WeSpeechies , a meeting point in Twitter for SLPs/SLTs.