Diagnosing speech disorders.

Cute pupils and teacher reading in library at the elementary school

 

Diagnosing speech disorders

Diagnosing an articulation disorder:

  • The pronunciation of sounds in words by evaluating both vowel and consonant sounds.
  • How the child produces sound combinations (syllables and vowel/consonant combinations)
  • How well others understand the child’s single words, phrases and conversational speech.
  • Oral motor and oral structure evaluation

Diagnosing childhood apraxia of speech (CAS):  Early signs of possible CAS include:

  • May not babble or produce many sounds as an infant.
  • First words are late and may be missing sounds
  • Only produces a few consonants and vowels
  • Difficulty combining sounds into words
  • May have food sensitivities
  • Has difficulties imitating speech sounds and words