Difficulty producing certain sounds such as [r] or [s].
Phonological processes are sound error patterns that children use to simplify speech as they are learning to talk e.g. “tat” instead of “cat”.
The use of simple vocabulary, errors in sentence construction, the use of incorrect pronouns and prepositions, difficulty answering complex questions and general language delays.
Difficulty blending sounds (e.g. c-a-t = cat), difficulty identifying first, last and middle sounds in words, difficulty recalling facts of a story, difficulty in breaking words down to syllables and adding or removing sounds in words (sound manipulation) on an auditory level.
Intervention services that help children at a young age to develop communication and language skills.
Difficulty saying sounds, syllables, and words due to the brain having difficulty with muscle (motor) planning (e.g. lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech.