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 presented 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) for easy understanding.
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
- List three phonological processes of Spanish and English
- Contrast differences between Spanish and English in the acquisition and use of vowels and consonants
- Analyze differences in syllable types employed by both languages