expert type icon EXPERT

Karen Young

Dr. Karen Young is a top Speech-Language Pathologist in Jupiter, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Karen Young is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Karen Young is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Karen Young is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Jupiter, FL, Dr. Karen Young is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
18 years Experience
Karen Young
  • Jupiter, FL
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Accepting new patients

My son is 3-years-old and isn't talking. What should I do?

Early intervention is very important. You can find a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist near you at: www.asha.org/profind/ Click "find an READ MORE
Early intervention is very important. You can find a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist near you at: www.asha.org/profind/<http://www.asha.org/profind/>

Click "find an SLP", then follow prompts to enter your state and other information.

At home, read simple books with your child and ask Wh questions, such as: "Who is holding the ball?", "What color is the sun?", etc while pointing to what you are talking about. Give him a couple of seconds, then give a choice, for example: "Is the sun black or red?" or " Is the boy or dog holding the ball?".

When you go places, label things for him and ask him what things are called, ie bananas, apples, etc. Talk about their colors, sizes, etc "This is a big, yellow lemon". "Which lemon is bigger?".

Not all sounds are present in 3 year olds, but he should be putting words together and answering basic questions at this age. The Speech Pathologist can help you narrow things down and give you additional things you can do at home with him after assessing him personally.

Good luck and try not to worry. You've taken the first step already!

My daughter talks with a lisp. Can this be corrected?

Yes! Speech therapy can be utilized to address your daughter's lisp, along with a program for carryover at home.

My daughter has somewhat of a his when she talks. How can it be corrected?

Early intervention is imperative when addressing speech and/or language issues. Find an ASHA certified Speech Pathologist who will evaluate your daughter and begin articulation READ MORE
Early intervention is imperative when addressing speech and/or language issues. Find an ASHA certified Speech Pathologist who will evaluate your daughter and begin articulation therapy.

What causes puberphonia in some kids?

Puberphonia is also known as "functional falsetto". It is characterized by high pitch, breathiness, throat and neck tension, and low intensity. During puberty, the laryngeal READ MORE
Puberphonia is also known as "functional falsetto". It is characterized by high pitch, breathiness, throat and neck tension, and low intensity.

During puberty, the laryngeal mechanism goes through changes, causing the female voice to lower a few semitones, and the male voice to lower at least one octave. When the acoustic changes that regularly occur with puberty do not take place, it results in Puberphonia.

Voice therapy is the recommended course of treatment.

Why is my 4 year old son still unable to speak fluently?

Often, at this age, children do have the words to get their messages across, but the muscles used for speech production aren't yet capable of keeping up with the speed at which READ MORE
Often, at this age, children do have the words to get their messages across, but the muscles used for speech production aren't yet capable of keeping up with the speed at which the brain is sending the message.

Try asking your child to pause and think about what they want to say, and try again.

My son has delayed speech. Should I take him to a speech language pathologist?

Early intervention is paramount. I would highly recommend finding a certified Speech and Language Pathologist, who specializes in birth to three language therapy. The sooner READ MORE
Early intervention is paramount. I would highly recommend finding a certified Speech and Language Pathologist, who specializes in birth to three language therapy. The sooner he begins, the less time he will likely need to remain in therapy.

My daughter speaks very loudly, should we visit a speech-language pathologist?

How old is your daughter? Is she trying to make her voice heard? Is she trying to keep up with her older brother? Often, this is the case. She might be trying to assert herself READ MORE
How old is your daughter? Is she trying to make her voice heard? Is she trying to keep up with her older brother? Often, this is the case. She might be trying to assert herself if others are speaking over her. If it isn't causing her to have a sore throat, there shouldn't be a cause for concern.
You might try speaking more quietly to her, and modeling that lower volume at dinner or wherever she speaks that way.