ERIC Number: ED338032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Establishing Cultural Validity of the Computer Analysis of Phonological Processes.
Fleming, Kimberly O.; Hartman, Jayne H.
Florida Educational Research Council Research Bulletin, v22 n1-2 Sum-Fall 1989
A study investigated the appropriate use and interpretation of a phonological test, the Computer Analysis of Phonological Processes (CAPP), with children who are not speakers of Standard English. In the test, three-dimensional objects are used to elicit spontaneously a carefully designed word list including all American English phonemes and 31 consonant clusters. The CAPP requires less than 20 minutes to administer and can be scored manually or by computer. Subjects were seventy-two 4-year-old speakers of Black English in three Head Start programs. Results indicate that while Black English phonological rules do affect specific test items on the CAPP, the information provided by the test appears not to be negatively influenced by the Black English dialect spoken by the children. In two case studies, the CAPP provided useful information for speech-language pathologists to help determine the degree of articulation disorder, amount of pattern deviations, type of therapy most appropriate for the child, and amount of improvement gained. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Articulation (Speech), Black Dialects, Clinical Diagnosis, Computational Linguistics, Computer Software, Error Patterns, Intervention, Phonology, Preschool Education, Speech Therapy, Validity
Florida Educational Research Council, Inc., P.O. Box 506, Sanibel, FL 33957 ($3.00 prepaid; 10% discount on five or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Sanibel.