1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant


Time & Length of Session
Afternoon Sessions

Service Delivery Models for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Beyond Speech Production

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Children with speech sound disorders present with deficits in speech sound production as well as difficulties with phonological awareness, speech perception and language. This session will review the benefits and evidence of inclusion of these elements in speech production intervention. A variety of service delivery models exist for preschoolers and school-age children with speech sound disorders, but it may be difficult to determine how much therapy is most beneficial. This session will provide data regarding treatment dosage and frequency for this population. It will also demonstrate application to clinical practice through three service delivery models and encourage audience participation.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss additional phonological processing, language and literacy weaknesses often seen in children with speech sound disorders.
  2. Describe the combination of dose and frequency associated with greatest gains in children’s speech abilities.
  3. Describe three models of service delivery for preschoolers and school-age children with speech sound disorders.

Françoise Brosseau-Lapré