Exploring the Overlap Between Dyslexia and Speech Sound Production Deficits Purpose Children with dyslexia have speech production deficits in a variety of spoken language contexts. In this article, we discuss the nature of speech production errors in children with dyslexia, including those who have a history of speech sound disorder and those who do not, to familiarize speech-language pathologists with ... Tutorial
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Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kathryn L. Cabbage
    Department of Communication Disorders, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Kelly Farquharson
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jennifer Zuk
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
    Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology, Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Tiffany P. Hogan
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Kathryn L. Cabbage: kcabbage@byu.edu
  • Kelly Farquharson is now with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University, Tallahassee
    Kelly Farquharson is now with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University, Tallahassee×
  • Editor-in-Chief: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer
    Editor-in-Chief: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer×
  • Publisher Note: This article is part of the Clinical Forum: Dyslexia.
    Publisher Note: This article is part of the Clinical Forum: Dyslexia.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Language Disorders / Reading & Writing Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Dyslexia / Tutorials
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Exploring the Overlap Between Dyslexia and Speech Sound Production Deficits
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2018, Vol. 49, 774-786. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-DYSLC-18-0008
History: Received January 8, 2018 , Revised April 22, 2018 , Accepted July 13, 2018
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2018, Vol. 49, 774-786. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-DYSLC-18-0008
History: Received January 8, 2018; Revised April 22, 2018; Accepted July 13, 2018

Purpose Children with dyslexia have speech production deficits in a variety of spoken language contexts. In this article, we discuss the nature of speech production errors in children with dyslexia, including those who have a history of speech sound disorder and those who do not, to familiarize speech-language pathologists with speech production–specific risk factors that may help predict or identify dyslexia in young children.

Method In this tutorial, we discuss the role of a phonological deficit in children with dyslexia and how this may manifest as speech production errors, sometimes in conjunction with a speech sound disorder but sometimes not. We also briefly review other factors outside the realm of phonology that may alert the speech-language pathologist to possible dyslexia.

Results Speech-language pathologists possess unique knowledge that directly contributes to the identification and remediation of children with dyslexia. We present several clinical recommendations related to speech production deficits in children with dyslexia. We also review what is known about how and when children with speech sound disorder are most at risk for dyslexia.

Conclusion Speech-language pathologists have a unique opportunity to assist in the identification of young children who are at risk for dyslexia.

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