ERIC Number: ED248670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Phonological Deviation of /r/ Remediation Utilizing Structured Role Play Therapy.
Benjamin, Barbaranne J.
The paper considers the difference between articulatory and phonological disorders. The deviant production of a phoneme may be articulatory or phonological in nature. The nature of the phonemic deviation must be determined before appropriate therapeutic intervention may be devised. Recorded responses of 53 children (ages 4 years, six months to six years, nine months) to three assessments showed that, while all the subjects had deviations in phoneme production, approximately 30% produced the phoneme /r/ incorrectly only in cluster contexts, suggesting the need for a phonological or language-based therapy. Attention is focused on Structured Role Play Therapy, a recent development in language intervention, which may be effective in the remediation of multiple phonemic production deviations. This approach is based on the work of J. Piaget and incorporates the programming of simulated real life situations within a play context in which correct productions of phonemes is practiced. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Speech Communication Association (Baton Rouge, LA, April 1984).