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Speech Sound Disorders – How SCT Helps Children Reduce Sound Errors and Become More Intelligible

Speech Sound Disorders – How SCT Helps Children Reduce Sound Errors and Become More Intelligible

Languages are made up of complex sequences of sounds coming together to form words. When a child is learning their language, they imitate the sounds they hear. In the beginning, this sounds like cooing and babbling; the easiest speech sounds are practiced repeatedly: first vowels, then easy consonant sounds connected to vowels (“dadada”). As children develop, their babbling becomes more advanced adding in more sounds and turning into something that sounds like jabber. Eventually, this baby talk turns into early words, and then more intelligible speech.

Sometimes, children have difficulty with the transition to intelligible speech and they need the help of a speech therapist to guide the way to clear communication.

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