Assessment and intervention for children with speech sound disorders

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference bookpeer-review


Speech-language pathologists frequently work with children with speech sound
disorders (SSD) to increase their perception and production of speech sounds and
intelligibility so that they enhance their participation in society. Most children with
SSD have no known cause. There are a number of theories regarding children’s
speech acquisition. Children’s speech acquisition begins at birth and researchers
have demonstrated that most children’s speech is intelligible by 5 years of age. A
range of assessment and intervention tools are available for monolingual speakers
of languages such as English and Portuguese. Bilingual speakers may demonstrate
cross-linguistic transfer, which should not be interpreted as SSD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiguística clínica
Subtitle of host publicationModelos, avaliação e intervenção
EditorsMaria João Freitas , Marisa Lousada , Dina Caetano Alves
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783985540587
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameTextbooks in Language Sciences 11
ISSN (Print)2364-6209

Grant Number

  • DP180102848


Dive into the research topics of 'Assessment and intervention for children with speech sound disorders'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this