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Phonological Processes

What are phonological processes?

Phonology processes are repetitive sound errors, typically used by young children to make speech easier. These errors are usually caused by lack of coordination in the lips, tongue, teeth, palate, and jaw.

These processes may include:

  • final consonant deletion
  • initial consonant deletion
  • syllable reduction

How do we treat phonological patterns in therapy?

Therapy for phonological patterns is similar to articulation therapy, except sounds are approached in groups by similar error patterns instead of individually.

This approach to treatment can also carryover to numerous sounds in error. Some individual sounds will also be addressed in therapy for complete remediation.  Please contact us for an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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