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ERIC Number: EJ1087518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Psycholinguistic Profiling Reveals Underlying Impairments for Greek Children with Speech Disorders
Geronikou, Eleftheria; Rees, Rachel
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v32 n1 p95-110 Feb 2016
This study investigated the possibility that similar speech error patterns in children may arise from different patterns of underlying speech processing difficulties. Four Greek children (aged 4;7-5;6 years) with similar speech output difficulties were assessed with a range of experimental tasks with phonologically matched items in order to profile a selection of the consonants and clusters, with which they experienced production difficulties. To check that the skills and words tested were typically acquired by this age, the tasks were also conducted on a control group of five typically developing children (aged 4;4-5;11 years). Tasks included nonword auditory discrimination, mispronunciation detection, naming, real word repetition and nonword repetition. For the experimental group, comparison of performance across tasks for each consonant or cluster identified different loci of difficulty across children. The findings suggest that this kind of profiling could reveal underlying speech processing difficulties, leading to implications for intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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