The Role of Speech Perception in Persistent Speech Sound Disorder Children with persistent speech sound disorder (SSD) continue to exhibit speech production errors well beyond the age at which they are expected to have resolved, often even after attempts at remediation. Current research available for this population of children primarily centers on aspects of their speech production skills. Considerably less ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2015
The Role of Speech Perception in Persistent Speech Sound Disorder
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  • Kathryn L. Cabbage
    MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Hearing & Speech Perception / School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2015
The Role of Speech Perception in Persistent Speech Sound Disorder
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2015, Vol. 16, 18-24. doi:10.1044/sbi16.2.18
History: Received January 5, 2015 , Revised January 29, 2015 , Accepted January 30, 2015
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2015, Vol. 16, 18-24. doi:10.1044/sbi16.2.18
History: Received January 5, 2015; Revised January 29, 2015; Accepted January 30, 2015

Children with persistent speech sound disorder (SSD) continue to exhibit speech production errors well beyond the age at which they are expected to have resolved, often even after attempts at remediation. Current research available for this population of children primarily centers on aspects of their speech production skills. Considerably less is known about underlying processes that may contribute to speech production deficit in this population of children, such as speech perception. In this brief paper, we discuss what we know from research about speech perception in children with persistent SSD and the clinical ramifications and recommendations for children who have perceptual deficits.

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