When a child’s speech is difficult to understand, there can be many underlying causes. Their difficulty could be due to an articulation disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, a phonological processing disorder or something else entirely.
This episode, we discuss speech sound disorders with speech-language pathologist, Jessica Carter. Jessica defines what phonological processing disorders and articulation disorders are and explains how they differ from childhood apraxia of speech. We then discuss common warning signs that parents and educators can look for, as well as therapy recommendations for each diagnosis. She also lets us know what parents can expect when they go in for an assessment.
Jessica Carter, MS, CCC-SLP, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and clinical faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas’s School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, where she teaches a variety of pediatric courses including Preschool Assessment and Intervention Methods, Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders, and Bilingual Speech Assessment and Treatment. Jessica also coordinates a joint initiative between UT Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District. Prior to joining the faculty at UT Dallas, she worked in public schools, private practice and home health.
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