PURPOSE: to check the articulatory awareness skills of children with speech disorders, comparing them to children with normal phonological development. METHODS: the study involved sixty children, thirty from the control group with normal phonological development and thirty from the study group with speech disorders. All subjects underwent assessment of articulatory awareness and we compared the performance of both groups. RESULTS: data show a statistically significant difference between control and study group in the tasks concerning articulatory awareness, with higher scores for the control group. CONCLUSION: children with speech disorders have more difficulty in articulatory awareness skills when comparing their performance to that of children with normal phonological development.
Speech Disorders; Speech Perception; Child