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Mrs. Anderson

Welcome to Mrs. Anderson’s blog!

I graduated from Minot State University in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. I work primarily with preschool through 2nd grade students.

I love working here at Stanley Elementary school.

Students may work with a Speech Language Pathologist for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Language Delays
  • Language Disorders
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders
  • Social Skills

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at erin.anderson@k12.nd.us.

Language Development

Your Child’s Language Development:

Language

Developing your child’s language:

Development

Speech Sound Development

What sounds should my child be saying?

What are some signs of a phonological disorder?

A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound errors. For example, substituting all sounds made in the back of the mouth like “k” and “g” for those in the front of the mouth like “t” and “d” (e.g., saying “tup” for “cup” or “das” for “gas”).

Another rule of speech is that some words start with two consonants, such as broken or spoon. When children don’t follow this rule and say only one of the sounds (“boken” for broken or “poon” for spoon), it is more difficult for the listener to understand the child. While it is common for young children learning speech to leave one of the sounds out of the word, it is not expected as a child gets older. If a child continues to demonstrate such cluster reduction, he or she may have a phonological process disorder.

To see the ages at which phonological processes should disappear, go to Elimination of Phonological Processes, and for descriptions of the common processes see Phonological Processes.

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