Infantile dyslalia in children from 4 years of age
Infantile dyslalias are alterations in the pronunciation of some or some phonemes either by absence or alteration of some specific sounds of speech or by the substitution of these by others. These changes attract attention when they last beyond four years ya, since until then they appear very freque
Infantile dyslalias are alterations in the pronunciation of some or some phonemes either by absence or alteration of some specific sounds of speech or by the substitution of these by others. These changes attract attention when they last beyond four years ya, since until then they appear very frequently and are part of the acquisition of children's language when they learn to speak.The educational psychologist
Ana Carballal , specializing in Early Care, establishes in this interview which normative aspects related to language learning and what can make us suspect a childhood dyslalia in children from 4 years old.Children's dyslalia is diagnosed after age 4
What is childhood dyslalia?
Dyslalia occurs when children are learning to speak, it is an inability to learn certain phonemes and be able to reproduce them.How can dyslalia be detected in children?
They are children who have difficulties to learn certain phonemes and then what they cause are errors of omitting the phoneme or replacing it with another because they can not pronounce it. Normally, they tend to be normal evolutionary errors, which all children provoke when they are learning to speak, but in the case of dyslalia, these errors persist for longer than is expected for their age of development and growth. Then we talk about dyslalia that can appear between 3 and 5 years, but normally it is not usually diagnosed until four years for this reason. What characteristics do children with dyslalia present?
The dyslalias are the most frequent and known of all the alterations of the language. Children make a series of errors in the articulation of speech sounds (such as substitution, distortion, omission or addition) at the beginning, middle or end of words, both in their colloquial language and in the repetition of those sounds When given a model word that contains them, they usually have more than four years and generally, there is no evidence, nor diagnosis of hearing loss, neurological disorders, mental deficiency, or idiomatic change. What are the most common dyslalias in children?
Functional dyslalia is usually the most seen in children who are learning to speak and refers to the fact that there is no physical disability to learn that phoneme, simply that children do not know the point and mode of articulation of the phoneme, but there is no nothing that physically prevents him from pronouncing it. What pronunciation errors are the most recurrent in children?
The most frequent dyslalias are usually the sigmatism that is pronouncing badly the phoneme 's', they are the children that we see that they cease beyond what is expected. Rotacism, which would be the fault in the phoneme 'r', lambdacism, which is the defect in the phoneme 'l', the deltacism that are problems with very similar phonemes that are the 'b' and the 'p' or with the 'd' and the 't'.At what age is it advisable to take the child to the speech therapist?
If we see that the errors of pronunciation do not disappear at 4 years of age, we must consult a speech therapist and before 4 years, if we see that they are errors that cause the child to be misunderstood or to make this interfering with your ability to communicate or interfering in other areas, we should also consult.Marisol Nuevo.