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!

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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?


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