Articulation disorders focus on errors (e.g., distortions and substitutions) in production of individual speech sounds. Phonological disorders include errors on predictable, rule-based errors (e.g., fronting, stopping, and final consonant deletion) that affect more than one sound. For example, if a child omits the /t/ on bat, but says all the final consonants of other words, this would be addressed as an articulation disorder. If a child omitted not only the /t/ on bat, but the /g/ on pig, the /k/ on “walk,” etc., it would be treated as a pattern error, a phonological disorder. At Your Speech Path, LLC, your child’s speech errors are examined and treated according to their origin.
PROMPT is an efficacious treatment modality for articulation and phonological disorders for children who can tolerate and benefit from tactile cues.
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