3. Intervention Goals and Targets for Vocal/Verbal Delay in Children 0-3
Most available speech intervention approaches are focused on children who are reliably attaching their vocal capacities to language forms (i.e., at the word or utterance level). Goals for children 0-3 will likely focus both on sounds occurring in word-based output and immature vocal and general communication capacities that occur in the pre-linguistic period. Intervention targets for 0-3 children with vocal/verbal delays or disorders will relate to the sound patterns they can produce. The relationship between a child's vocal development level and the sound patterns in goals and targets during intervention will be explored.