Speech and Language Disorders in Children Analytical Essay by Boomachicka

Speech and Language Disorders in Children
Looks at the ways in which perception difficulty underlines production problems in speech and language disorders in children.
# 147674 | 2,475 words | 9 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 12, 2011 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper first explains that there are two main stage in the development of language: the perceptual-motor stage and the phonological stage. Next, the author explains that this development of speech production relies heavily on perception so that if this perception is disrupted, then specific language impairment (SLI) results. The paper relates that a child with SLI can have problems with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and with categorical perception that can lead to difficulties with developmental dyslexia, cluster reduction and numerous lexical processes.

From the Paper:

"When looking for a cause, we must look at language acquisition, because the way a child perceives language may have a significant effect on how the child will interpret information and subsequently produce it. When a child is learning to read, some of the first words they see are in their environment. One such word is "stop." Using stop as an example goes along with the testing of /b/ and/p/ in the categorical discrimination task. If a child is not hearing the ending sound correctly, then when they are seeing the letter "p" they can interpret it to sound differently than it really is, such as /b/."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caylak, E. (2010). The studies about phonological deficit theory in children with developmental dyslexia: review. American Journal of Neuroscience, 6, 1-12.
  • Coady, J. A., Kluender, K. R., & Evens, J. L. (2005). Categorical perception of speech by children with specific language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48, 944-959.
  • Gathercole, S. E. (2006). Nonword repetition and word learning: The nature of the relationship. Applied Psycholinguistics, 27, 513-543.
  • Harley, T. H. . (2010). The psychology of language. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Haskill, A. M., & Tyler, A. A. (2007). A comparison of linguistic profiles in subgroups with specific language impairment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 209-221.

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