What are phonological problems? They’re consistent speech errors that affect how you speak and what others hear. This is why speech delays and speech pathologies must be addressed as early as possible. You want to correct early issues so that they don’t get worse, and you don’t want communication problems to interfere in your child’s socialization and education.
What many don’t know is that phonological problems can be broken down into several categories. All of these mistakes or problems occur when a baby is learning how to speak. However, they should fade away by a certain point. The challenge is knowing when the lisps and mispronunciations are normal and when it indicates an issue that should be assessed by a professional.
WPS Publish specializes in resources for speech pathologists, educators, school psychologists and researchers. They’ve created an excellent infographic explaining the major types of phonological problems, when they normally disappear, and when they indicate that there is a severe issue that requires intervention.
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