Last week I finished up my short series on phonological disorders. In case you missed any parts in the series, I wanted to go ahead and provide you with links to all four parts here. Simply click on the image to take you to the post!
Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions or comments!
I stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest and am so happy I found it! Partly because I got a degree in Early Childhood/Special Education and did a few classes on speech/language development which really made me want to get a Master’s in it (but I ended up having four kids instead!) so this is all very interesting to me and it’s also nice to refresh my memory on the few things I already knew.
But I’m mainly excited to find this blog because my son is getting speech services right now. I was giddy to get some ideas on what I could do to help him along with what he is doing with his “teacher” (once a week). But I just read some of your posts on phonological delays vs articulation delays and why you can’t treat them the same. I’m all of the sudden worried because I KNOW they have said he has articulation delays and that is what they are treating him for, but I’m wondering now if he has phonological delays and should be treating for that instead. Any tips on what I should do or how I could bring it up with the interventionist? I’m afraid it will be seen as they are the professional and I’m “just” the parent, so what do I know? (My son just turned 3 in October).
Kimberly, welcome! It is not uncommon for SLPs to refer to phonological delays as articulation when speaking to parents. I don’t do this personally but I know some SLPs do. PLEASE don’t be afraid to ask questions! Ask to have a short meeting wither in person or on the phone with his SLP. Explain that you would like more information about your son’s delays including what type of interventions they are using. The “label” is not as important as the intervention.
Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
Thank you so much!
Seana Morgan says
I love your series about cycles. I love it so much that I made mention of it in my blog post about articulation homework.
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Hi Katie –
I’m a SLP working with a 4 year old who is very hard to understand. I’d rate intelligibility around 30-40% during conversation. Multiple sound errors, just a severe phono kid. I was wondering if you would be able to answer some specific questions about this child and his course of therapy. I have been working with him for quite awhile with no real progress. Let me know if this is something you do and I can email you more. Thank you!!