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Difference between Articulation and Phonological Disorders

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008) provides the following definitions:

Articulation disorder- problems producing specific age-expected speech sounds. Sounds can be distorted, deleted or added (e.g., yes may be pronounced yeth if the child has problems articulating the sound /s/). The underlying cause of an articulation disorders is in the motor movements required for accurate sound production, but those difficulties may be functional (intact mechanism, no neurological damage) or organic (mechanism challenged in some way and/or neurological damage).  

Phonological process disorder- patterns of error of sound use in a child’s speech and language repertoire. The underlying difficulty relates to the rules of language that govern the sound system. Variant rules may be seen in a limited number of sounds in the child’s inventory, problems with sound combinations and syllable shapes, and/or difficulties in pronouncing linguistic markers such as plural and past tense markers.

Examples of possible patterns of error a child with phonological process disorder may display:

Weak Syllable deletion

Puter for computer

Final consonant deletion

Daw for dog

Reduplication

Buhbuh for bubbles

Cluster reduction

Top for stop

Stopping

Tee for tree, do for zoo, two for shoe

Fronting

Tat for cat

Gliding

Wing for ring

Backing

Hop for top