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Children's Speech Sound Disorders, 2nd Edition

Caroline Bowen

ISBN: 978-1-118-63401-1 October 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 496 Pages


Speaking directly to experienced and novice  clinicians, educators and students in speech-language pathology/speech and language therapy via an informative essay-based approach, Children’s Speech Sound Disorders provides concise, easy-to-understand explanations of key aspects of the classification, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of articulation disorders, phonological disorders and childhood apraxia of speech. It also includes a range of searching questions to international experts on their work in the child speech field.

This new edition of Children’s Speech Sound Disorders is meticulously updated and expanded. It  includes new material on Apps, assessing and treating two-year-olds, children acquiring languages other than English and working with multilingual children, communities of practice in communication sciences and disorders, distinguishing delay from disorder, linguistic sciences, counselling and managing difficult behaviour, and the neural underpinnings of and new approaches to treating CAS.

This bestselling guide includes:

  • Case vignettes and real-world examples to place topics in context
  • Expert essays by sixty distinguished contributors
  • A companion website for instructors at and a range of supporting materials on the author’s own site at

Drawing on a range of theoretical, research and clinical perspectives and emphasising quality client care and evidence-based practice, Children’s Speech Sound Disorders is a comprehensive collection of clinical nuggets, hands-on strategies, and inspiration.

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Contributors vi

About the companion website xiii


1 The evolution of current practices 21

2 Terminology, classification, description, measurement, assessment and targets 62

3 Special populations of children 121

4 Intervention approaches 174

5 ‘Common’, ‘best’ and evidence-based practice 227


6 Phonological disorder and CAS: Characteristics, goals and treatment 292

7 Childhood apraxia of speech 343

8 Treatment targets and strategies for speech sound disorders 380

9 Parents and children together in phonological intervention 414

10 Directions and reflections 452

Contributor index 470

Subject index 471