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Sound Categorization

Jane Lieberman, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 8, 2010

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What is Sound Categorization and can you provide a couple of examples?

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Sound categorization is an early developing phonemic awareness task. It requires children to recognize the first sound or sounds in a word. In this task, the child listens as the examiner names three or four pictures (e. g., hat, teeth, hop) and identifies which name does not begin with the same sound as the others. Sound categorization tasks are effective measures of phonemic awareness skills in pre-readers.

This Ask the Expert was taken from the course entitled: All about ALL: Using the Assessment of Literacy and Language to Screen & Diagnose Young Children presented by R. Jane Lieberman.

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R. Jane Lieberman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is chair and professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. She has taught numerous courses on development and disorders of language and literacy, established a university clinic to evaluate and treat children with literacy difficulties, and co-authored a USDOE personnel preparation grant to educate speech-language pathologists eligible for dual certification in speech-language impairment and reading.


Jane Lieberman, Ph.D,CCC-SLP


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