ERIC Number: ED245522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of a Systematic Approach to Speech Instruction for Young Hearing Impaired Children. Final Performance Report.
The effectiveness of the Ling System of Speech Training (which uses a systems analysis and task analysis approach to determine speech tasks by level, their prerequisites, and subskills) in facilitating gains in the suprasegmental and segmental aspects of speech and in speech intelligibility was examined with 15 hearing impaired children (5-8 years old). Analyses on pre- and post-treatment speech samples were completed via phonetic transcriptions. Ss received individual speech therapy from speech pathologists trained in the Ling method. Treatment included an individualized program based on speech production skills in the most appropriate modalities. Results revealed that the Ling system was effective with the majority of children, resulting in significant gains in the production of suprasegmental and segmental aspects of speech and in speech intelligibility. Additional findings showed that poor phonatory control and lack of control over duration were the salient characteristics of children who exhibited the least gains in speech intelligiblity, in general, and across all speech features, in particular. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.