A comparison of three therapy methods for children with different types of developmental phonological disorder

Dodd, B and Bradford, A (2000) A comparison of three therapy methods for children with different types of developmental phonological disorder. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 35 2: 189-209.

Author Dodd, B
Bradford, A
Title A comparison of three therapy methods for children with different types of developmental phonological disorder
Journal name International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-2822
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 189
End page 209
Total pages 21
Language eng
Abstract Treatment case studies of three children whose speech was characterized by non-developmental errors are described. Three therapy methods were trialed with each child: phonological contrast; core vocabulary and PROMPT. The accuracy and intelligibility of the children's connected speech improved throughout: the course of the programme. Intervention that focused on teaching a rule about the contrastive use of phonemes was most successful for a child who consistently made non-developmental errors. Children making inconsistent errors received most benefit from the core vocabulary approach that markedly enhanced consistency of production. However, once consistency was established, one child benefited from phonological contrast therapy. While the results of the study should be interpreted with caution due to the small sample size and the cumulative effects of intervention, the findings suggest that different parts of a child's phonological and phonetic system may respond to various types of treatment approaches that target different aspects of speech production. The implication drawn is that just as no single treatment approach is appropriate for all children with disordered phonology, management of some children may involve selecting and sequencing a range of different approaches.
Keyword Communication
Rehabilitation
Phonology
Disorder
Therapy
Efficacy
Deficits
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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