American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Speech Sound Development and Disorders in Children and Adults

ASHA Policies and Reports Related to Speech Sound Disorders/ Phonological Disorders

In the Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology ASHA provides an informational base to promote delivery of quality patient/client care and has sections related to speech sound disorders. Please refer to the following sections within the document for more information:

  • Speech-Language Screening (Children)
  • Speech-Language Screening (Adults)
  • Speech Sound Assessment
  • Speech Sound Intervention

Definitions of Communication Disorders and Variations

Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders

Research

Treatment Efficacy Summary [PDF]

Special Interest Groups

ASHA Related References, Resources, and Links

The Directory of Speech-Language Pathology Assessment Instruments is a comprehensive list of tests and assessment materials used by speech-language pathologists.

Web Resources and ASHA Products

ASHA Professional Development Opportunities

Neurogenic Speech and Language

Speech and Voice Disorders

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