1. Letter names are not the same as speech sounds In English: writing takes the form of a sound-based, alphabetic code. The letters we use are to a large extent determined by how words sound; letters of the alphabet… Read More
Tag: speech sounds
Beyond flashcards and gluesticks: what to do if you or your 9-25 year old still has speech sound issues
When most of us think about speech sound disorders, we think of little kids: 3-6 year olds.* But what about older kids and young adults? What we know Research is sketchy, but our best evidence is that: 1… Read More
FAQ: 10 common speech error patterns seen in children of 3-5 years of age – and when you should be concerned
Speech is a wonderfully complex skill, and children need lots of practice to learn how to do it. As with any motor skill, children make plenty of mistakes as they learn to speak clearly. In English, we hear… Read More
As speech pathologists helping children with communication problems, it can be tempting to speak of our “speech therapy kids” and “language therapy kids” as if they were mutually exclusive categories of children. They’re not: Around 15% of 3… Read More
So we’ve written more than a few articles about speech sound disorders, including common and less common phonological problems. So how do you treat them? One of the most common methods for treating pre-schoolers and school-age kids with… Read More
Do you recognise any of these 12 speech-related warning signs that your child might have a hearing problem?
Undiagnosed hearing problems can contribute to speech sound disorders, although there is some debate about how and to what extent – especially for conductive hearing loss caused by middle ear infections, also known as otitis media (see, e.g.,… Read More
Do we spend too much time on rhyming books? What else should we do to prepare pre-schoolers to read?
Duck in the Truck The Cat in the Hat Madeline, with her vines and twelve little girls in two straight lines All great, fun books to read aloud – my sons love them; and so do I. But… Read More