An Overview of Phonological Errors

By | August 28, 2019

D and T are now 15 and nearly 17 years old respectively, one of the aspects that made me wonder “could it be autism” was their speech – or lack of it – in their early years. Both had stilted speech, used echolalia and were not able to express themselves verbally when overwhelmed. This is sometimes still an issue when stressed.

I have been asked to share this infographic and I’ve found it very interesting.

Speech delays and disorders are more common in children with autism and with autism spectrum disorders.

Yet phonological errors and phonetic errors are common in children with other conditions.

Compounding the issue, all children make mistakes when learning how to speak.

The challenge for parents is determining what is normal and what should be a matter of concern.

This infographic on phonological errors by WPS Publish lists the most common phonological errors, the names for each, and an overview of what causes them. It also tells parents when these issues should disappear in normal children and when they suggest a severe speech problem.

If your child is making these mistakes and has hit the age where it should have faded away, take your child in for an assessment.

Speech therapy and counseling should be done as soon as possible to prevent speech problems from interfering in your child’s development and education.

Types of Phonological Processes

Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.

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