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