Journal article

Is two too early? Assessing toddlers’ phonology

M Claessen, T Beattie, R Roberts, S Leitao, A Whitworth, B Dodd

Speech, Language and Hearing | Published : 2017

Abstract

Early identification of phonological disorders is important for Speech Language Pathologists who assess and treat children aged under three years. Normative data justifies identification and standard scores can evaluate intervention that might prevent the negative consequences associated with phonological disorder. Two studies evaluated the reliability and predictive validity of the Toddler Phonology Test (TPT). Study 1 assessed 18 Australian toddlers, comparing their performance with normative data and reassessing them one month later to examine test–retest reliability. Study 2 assessed the predictive validity of the TPT’s quantitative and qualitative normative data by reassessing 24 Britis..

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