Phonological Disorder

A phonological disorder is present when a child uses incorrect speech patterns by making errors on sound patterns or sound blends.  One common phonological process is “backing” (e.g. “gog” for “dog” or “kiger” for “tiger”) in which a child produces sounds typically made in the front of the mouth in the back of the mouth.   A phonological disorder is present when kids continue these processes longer than developmentally appropriate.