How we produce speech sounds and the organisation of sounds in language
The purpose of this chapter is to make us more aware of our own speech. This will help us understand that the problems commonly found in children with speech impairments are not usually just to do with a problem in pronouncing a particular speech sound. Children gradually learn to articulate the whole range of speech sounds but they also have to learn how these sounds are organised in the language. The organisation of speech sounds is the phonological system of a language. Children with phonological impairments have difficulties with this aspect of learning to speak clearly.