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Phonological Processes

Q: My child is 4 years old and has trouble saying certain words such as “kop” for top and “gog” for dog. Is this common in children?

A: Speech Therapists commonly refer to this as “Backing” which is a Phonological Process. Phonological Processes are patterns that young children use to simplify speech. There are many different types of processes that occur while children are developing their speech and language skills. Some examples include; “pi” for pig, “wawa” for water, “bue” for blue, and “nana” for banana. Children usually eliminate these processes by 4 years of age. For more information click on the “speech therapy” tab on the right.

If you feel your child may benefit from speech therapy or you have questions about your child’s speech and language development please call us at 256-609-6946.

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