Phonological disorders

Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Social Language Impairments
(Pragmatic Language Impairment – PLI)
Learning Difficulty/Disability (LD)
Hearing Impairment
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Phonological disorders
Articulation disorder

A phonological disorder is a group of language disorders which describes a child’s inability to a develop a mature speech sound system.  Such a disorder can also affect the child’s ability to read and spell.  A phonological disorder describes a child who has not learnt the rules for how sounds fit together and use processes to simplify words – making speech unintelligible.

To find out more read up about phonological awareness.