Phonological assessment

This is used for children whose speech is not clear. Comprehensive assessment for speech and sound typically includes

  • case history;
  • oral mechanism examination;
  • speech sound assessment (single-word testing and connected speech sampling), including
    • severity,
    • intelligibility,
    • stimulability,
    • speech perception;
  • spoken-language testing, including
    • receptive and expressive language assessment,
    • phonological processing;
  • literacy assessment.

Assessment may result in

  • diagnosis of a speech sound disorder,
  • description of the characteristics and severity of the disorder,
  • recommendations for intervention targets,
  • identification of factors that might contribute to the speech sound disorder,
  • diagnosis of a spoken language (listening and speaking) disorder,
  • referral to other professionals as needed.

 

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