Perception of Speech Sounds in School-Aged Children with Speech Sound Disorders

Jonathan L. Preston, Julia R. Irwin, Jacqueline Turcios

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Children with speech sound disorders may perceive speech differently than children with typical speech development. The nature of these speech differences is reviewed with an emphasis on assessing phoneme-specific perception for speech sounds that are produced in error. Category goodness judgment, or the ability to judge accurate and inaccurate tokens of speech sounds, plays an important role in phonological development. The software Speech Assessment and Interactive Learning System, which has been effectively used to assess preschoolers' ability to perform goodness judgments, is explored for school-aged children with residual speech errors (RSEs). However, data suggest that this particular task may not be sensitive to perceptual differences in school-aged children. The need for the development of clinical tools for assessment of speech perception in school-aged children with RSE is highlighted, and clinical suggestions are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-233
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Speech sound disorder
  • assessment
  • speech perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing


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