Assessment of Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Identification of Sub-Types
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Children with speech sound disorders produce many more speech sound errors than expected for their age and may be unintelligible. This population of children is known to be heterogenous in underlying etiology, primary psycholinguistic factors, and surface presentation. A detailed assessment helps the S-LP understand the child’s needs and choose the treatment approach that is most likely to be effective.
Psycholinguistic factors that explain speech sound disorders in different sub-populations of children with severe speech sound disorders;
Application of assessment tools for diagnosis and treatment planning;
Interpretation of assessment results using case studies representing a phonological processing deficit, a phonological memory impairment, and childhood apraxia of speech; and
Suggested treatment approaches for these sub-types of speech sound disorder, based on the research evidence.