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    what is the importance of phonetics in my role as a teacher of children with speech disorder?

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    Welcome, jdcute.

    Here's an example:

    Child pronunciation
    cat is pronounced cach
    thank is pronounced tanch
    kite is pronounced chiche

    The child pronounces <t> and <k> as "ch". The child is using the body of her togue; she should be using the blade of her tongue.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcute View Post
    what is the importance of phonetics in my role as a teacher of children with speech disorder?
    I'm not sure I understand the question. There are at least two interpretations:

    1: How far should I understand articulatory phonetics [the way people physically make speech sounds] in my role....? A: It depends to some extent on the disorder, but it seems to me that an understanding of articulatory phonetics is useful for any language teacher.

    2: What use should I make of phonemic script in my role...? A: That's up to you. I find it very useful; how useful in the case of children (how old?) with speech disorders (which disorders?) is something I'm not in a position to judge.

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