Speech Sound Development and Phonological Milestones
As preschool and school-age children increase the diversity of sounds and sound sequences they produce, speech-language pathologists play a crucial role in the process. Explore specific aspects of speech sound development in children from infancy-adolescence that impact the role of the SLP.
You will be able to:
- identify and describe between-word simplification patterns in the continuous speech of children with speech sound disorders
- list milestones for phonological development in speakers of African American English (AAE) who are learning Mainstream American English (MAE) as a second dialect
- assess the temporal stability of five independent measures of phonological skill: phonetic inventory, word shape, syllable structure level, and the index of phonetic complexity
- contrast gains made in phonemic awareness with short, intense treatment as compared to continuous weekly treatment
- discuss the possible effects of simultaneous exposure to English and Spanish on phonetic inventory in typically developing bilinguals