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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

Children with Speech Sound Errors are at Greater Risk for Reading Difficulty!

Have you ever had a child on your caseload whose speech errors you assumed were purely articulation? You know that child with just that stubborn residual /r/ error? But then you have them read and you realize that they're having trouble decoding and/or spelling words too!


According to this study, 25% of school aged children with speech sound disorders also have trouble decoding! 😱

This is why I take the time to check in with teachers and parents to get an idea of reading and writing skills! I also try to incorporate literacy and phonological skills into therapy whenever possible while treating a speech sound disorder. Cuz why not try get the most bang for your buck?

Do you already do this?


Offering specialized speech, feeding, and myofunctional therapy in the convenience of your preferred location!


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