Characteristics of children with phonologic disorders of unknown origin

J Speech Hear Disord. 1986 May;51(2):140-61. doi: 10.1044/jshd.5102.140.


Descriptive data are presented from three studies of children referred for assessment of a developmental speech disorder of unknown origin. Group findings indicate that these children have involvements in mechanism, cognitive, and psychosocial areas that warrant attention in theoretical explication of and early intervention for their communication deficits. The reliability, learnability, and efficiency of a diagnostic classification system that attempts to provide characteristic speech profiles for diagnostic subtypes is also considered.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language Development
  • Language Disorders / etiology
  • Male
  • Phonation
  • Phonetics
  • Speech Disorders / etiology*
  • Speech Intelligibility
  • Speech Production Measurement
  • Voice