Speech Development in Spanish and English
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Improve your speech therapy targets and reduce your caseload by only focusing on errors that are truly disordered.
In the United States alone, 10% (35 million) of the population is Hispanic and this number is projected to double by 2030 (United States Census, 2000). The international and domestic research communities have responded with a plethora of information concerning Spanish developmental tendencies. This course presents Spanish speech development as compared to English. It is easily accessible for both Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers alike and is divided into basic speech topics (phonology, vowels, consonants, and syllable structure) in order to be easily digested.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Professional area, Introductory level).
Participants will be able to:
- Describe basic acquisition of speech sounds at the linguistic level
- Identify speech patterns in English and Spanish that are shared or are different
- Describe phonological processes of Spanish and English
- Describe differences between Spanish and English in the acquisition and use of vowels and consonants
- List differences in syllable types employed by both languages