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Reply To: Vowel disorder – help please!

Rosemary Nicholson

Hi Jenny,

Vowels can be tricky but are usually related to an individuals ability to grade their jaw accurately and coordinate lingual contractions independently from the jaw. 

Do you know if the child has any
jaw sliding? I assume her jaw grading might still be off? I would also wonder what the lip movement is like? 

I would try and focus on motor movement patterns rather than individual sounds and targeting specific speech sub-systems. This has a much greater effect on overall speech as well. 

PROMPT would be perfect for the child. 

Hope this helps a bit!