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SALT Constant Deletion...WTF is this ?

(7 Posts)
Room Tue 03-May-16 22:19:23

SALT Report says DS 4yo "currently deletes sounds off beginning and ends of words affects his intelligibility"

More information would be helpful. I am assuming this is a common problem at this young age as the SALT didn't seem that concerned, when we spoke.

thatsn0tmyname Tue 03-May-16 22:21:17

My 4 year old has recently started dropping his Ts, so water is now war-er. Is that what they mean?

BiscuitMillionaire Tue 03-May-16 22:21:50

I'm not an expert, but doesn't this mean saying, for e.g. 'puter' instead of 'computer'?

BiscuitMillionaire Tue 03-May-16 22:22:48

Dropping the 't' in water is called a glottal stop, that's different.

Room Tue 03-May-16 22:27:23

Yes, missing bits of words at random but overall understandable.

stottiecake Tue 03-May-16 22:40:26

Final consonant deletion is where the child doesnt pronounce the last sound in the word. So instead of 'drink' they say 'din' (although thats also simplifying a cluster 'dr' - 'd') its a normal feature of child speech. smile btw only in my first year of slt degree!!

Room Tue 03-May-16 22:44:18

So a common problem?

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