Visual Motor Integration Skills and Speech Sounds
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Perceptual and Motor Skills published research on visual motor integration skills in children with speech sound disorders (SSD). A SSD is defined as a “persistent difficulty with speech sound production that interferes with speech intelligibility or prevents verbal communication of messages”. Visual motor integration (VMI) is defined as the coordination of visual and motor functioning, which is closely related to academic skills. Since visual input plays an important role in learning the phonological structure of language, children use multimodal information to determine how to produce a sound by perceiving speech spoken both by themselves and others.
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