SPEECH SOUND DISABILLITY
Studies done by the University of Denver shows that children ages 3 to 6 years with speech and sound disabilities(SSD) have persistent difficulties with phonological awareness such as letter knowledge (LTR). But these same kids do well on rapid sound naming (RSN). These studies show that quite often (SSD) presents itself with language impairment (LI) and that where the two coexists literacy proves difficult.
Does your child identify different colours without difficulty?
Does your child identify different objects when given a variety of options to choose from?
Does your child make letters sounds that are not normally assigned to letters of the English alphabet?
Are speech sound problems persistent past those early reading years?
Does your child have difficulties making compound words into two words?
Does your child have difficulty seeing smaller words inside bigger words?
Does your child have difficulties hearing syllables?