Guidelines Relating to Clinical Management of Child Speech Disorder

Transcription guidelines – Transcription informs every decision we take about intervention for a child when we tackle their speech sound problem. By carrying out and examining a transcription we come to understand a child’s speech profile, what we should do and what else we need to know.  This provides guidance on how to undertake this type of transcription.

The 'Good practice guidelines for trascription of children's speech samples in clinical practice and research', can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF below.

PDF iconBSLTRU_Good practice guidelines_Transcription_2Ed_2017.pdf

Analysis guidelines

The analysis of a child's transcribed speech sample provides us with the data we need to identify targets and plan intervention.  There are a number of types of analysis which can be carried out, depending on the child's presenting needs.  These guidelines provide information on how to carry out this analysis.

PDF iconBSLTRU_Guidelines for Analysis of Child Speech Data FINAL v2 Oct 2017.pdf

Further advice and guidance may be found on the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist (RCSLT): Clinical Resources on Developmental Speech Difficulties page. 

Links and resources

Phonetic and Phonological Systems Analysis (PPSA)
The PPSA is a tool designed by Dr Sally Bates (Marjon) and Dr Jocelynne Watson (QMU) to aid a straightforward and linguistically principled organisation of phonetically transcribed speech data.  More information and details of this tool can be download from www.qmu.ac.uk/ppsa

The 'User Guide' can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF below.

PDF iconPPSA User Guide 2018 revised.pdf

The 'Data Charting and SUmmary Form' can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF below.

PDF iconPPSA Data Charting and Summary Form 2018.pdf

Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS)
The ICS has been developed to provide speech-language therapists with information about children's intelligibility (e.g., children with speech sound disorders, childhood apraxia of speech). More information and details of this tool can be download from www.csu.edu.au/research/multilingual-speech/ics

Multilingual Children’s speech
The purpose of this website is to present a compilation of resources for SLPs who are working with multilingual children with speech sound disorders. More information and details of this tool can be download from www.csu.edu.au/research/multilingual-speech/home

Webfon: phonetic transcription self-study programme
Webfon is an online resource which supports the development and maintenance of phonetic transcription skills by providing hierarchically structured listening and transcription exercises combined with immediate feedback on performance.  The exercises, ranging from Fields 1 to 3, progress from phoneme classification and auditory discrimination tasks to the transcription of simulated clinical data and, finally, live recorded clinical speech samples.  Webfon is free to access from: elearning.net.marjon.ac.uk/ptsp