ERIC Number: ED343307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
The Development and Treatment of Phonological Processes in Spanish Speaking Children.
Goldstein, Brian; Iglesias, Aquiles
The Assessment of Phonological Disabilities measure was administered to 39 normally developing children and 10 speech-delayed children who were Spanish speaking, of Puerto Rican descent, and ranging in age from 3 to 4. Data were analyzed by comparing phonological processes against the "standard referent" and the "Puerto Rican referent." The following syllabic and substitution processes were examined: final consonant deletion, velar fronting, stopping, palatal fronting, liquid simplification, assimilation, cluster reduction, and weak syllable deletion. Results with the normally developing children indicated that taking dialect into account alters the results with all syllabic processes. Results were altered most dramatically with final consonant deletion and liquid simplification. Results with the speech-delayed children indicated that taking dialect into consideration alters results with a majority of the phonological processes, most dramatically with final consonant deletion. The remediation process for two commonly occurring syllabic processes (initial consonant deletion and weak syllable deletion was then analyzed with six of the children. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Atlanta, GA, November 22-25, 1991).