2023 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Klaire Brumbaugh



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This poster aims to examine why speech therapists use non-words (NWs) to treat speech sound disorders (SSDs) in children. The science behind lexical and phonological learning can play a role in using non-words in therapy. Both real and non-words have been used to treat speech sound disorders. Using real words in treatment can help the child with sound generalizations, while using non-words, the child focuses exclusively on the words' articulation and phonological forms. Knowledge of what non-words, phonological, and lexical representations are willing better help understand the benefits of using non-words in therapy sessions.


Speech therapy, Speech Sound Disorders, SSD, Non-Words


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Why Speech Therapists Are Using Non-Words to treat Speech Sound Disorders in Children



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