Topic Areas: Speech Sound Disorders in Children With Normal Hearing

Topic Chairs: Katy Cabbage

Content Area: Speech-Language Pathology

Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic area include those that focus on the causes, characteristics, and management (prevention, assessment, and intervention) of speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing. Interprofessional education, practice, and/or research that addresses the implementation of interprofessional competencies within curricular or practice models or the evaluation of collaborative care outcomes specific to speech sound disorders should also be included in this topic area.

Research

  • Basic, translational, applied, or implementation research related to speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing

Professional Education

  • Theoretical models of articulatory and phonological development in children with speech sound disorders
  • Genetic bases of speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing
  • Characteristics of children with speech sound disorders
  • Prevention of speech sound disorders in children
  • Assessment and diagnosis of speech sound disorders in children
  • Technological/methodological advances in assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing
  • Identification, assessment, and treatment of speech sound disorders in specific populations of children with normal hearing
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders as related to speech development
  • Interprofessional issues related to speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing
  • Phonological awareness and literacy in relation to speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing
  • Methods of service delivery for normal-hearing children with speech sound disorders, including interprofessional practice
  • Supervision in service delivery for normal-hearing children with speech sound disorders
  • Policy, regulatory and program administration issues specific to speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing
  • Public awareness of speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing
  • Ethical considerations in service delivery for normal-hearing children with speech sound disorders
  • Best practices for data collection and progress monitoring
  • The impact of service delivery setting on the provision of therapy for children with speech sound disorders
  • Technology as it pertains to Speech Sound Disorders in Normal Hearing Children (e.g. apps)
  • Innovative service delivery models as it relates to speech sound disorders in children with normal hearing through telepractice technology

Related Topics

Proposals dealing with speech sound disorders but primarily focus on:

  • Motor speech disorders in children, such as childhood apraxia of speech, should be submitted to the Motor Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan topic area.
  • Cleft palate or other craniofacial anomalies should be submitted to the Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders topic area.
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders contributing to pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders should be submitted to Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing.

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