ERIC Number: ED042308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of an Individualized Approach to Evaluating, Grouping, and Planning Therapy for Children with Functional Articulation Problems in the First and Second Grades in a Public School System. Final Report.
Bell, Dorothy Mays; Sanders, Edwina
A study was conducted to investigate methods of grouping children in grades 1 and 2 in a speech and hearing therapy program, and to determine the prevalence of certain auditory skills and deviant swallowing behavior associated with articulation problems. A screening test of articulation identified 255 control and 255 experimental subjects. A test battery was administered, on the basis of which six therapy groups were formed. Statistical analysis of data collected from a later administration of tests showed the grouping of children with articulation problems, and the use of pre-professionals (graduate students in speech and hearing pathology) to be effective procedures. Five of the groups achieved mean gain of articulation scores greater than that of the control groups. Of the 12 variables studied, nine achieved significant gain by the experimental samples in any group. Association of auditory deviations with articulation problems was confirmed, but deviant swallowing behavior was not a factor. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Fort Worth Independent School District, TX.; Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth.