Phonological process disorder aveoler fronting

by Jaymie
(Biloxi, MS)

My daughter has a phonological process disorder. She was diagnosed with this through a professional speech pathologist. I am working with her at home (no longer using an SLP) and using the cycles approach and right now we are working on aveoler fronting. She fronts all of her back sounds. For example, she says /t/ instead of /k/ and /d/ for /g/. I have been using minimal pair cards and she is stimuluable for sounds. I have noticed that she is now getting confused and is beginning to use the phonological process of backing; substituting /k/ for /t/. For instance, she says cop instead of the word top during therapy sessions and I really have to work with her to make the /t/ sound when presented with a minimal pair (such as the one mention above); whereas before she was fronting most of the words. What should I do to clear this confusion and make her clearly distinguish the /t/ sound for the /k/ sound and the /k/ for the /g/ sound?

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