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ERIC Number: EJ899190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1058-0360
Phonological Priming in Young Children Who Stutter: Holistic versus Incremental Processing
Byrd, Courtney T.; Conture, Edward G.; Ohde, Ralph N.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, v16 n1 p43-53 Feb 2007
Purpose: To investigate the holistic versus incremental phonological encoding processes of young children who stutter (CWS; N = 26) and age- and gender-matched children who do not stutter (CWNS; N = 26) via a picture-naming auditory priming paradigm. Method: Children named pictures during 3 auditory priming conditions: neutral, holistic, and incremental. Speech reaction time (SRT) was measured from the onset of picture presentation to the onset of participant response. Results: CWNS shifted from being significantly faster in the holistic priming condition to being significantly faster in the incremental priming condition from 3 to 5 years of age. In contrast, the majority of 3- and 5-year-old CWS continued to exhibit faster SRT in the holistic than the incremental condition. Conclusion: CWS are delayed in making the developmental shift in phonological encoding from holistic to incremental processing, a delay that may contribute to their difficulties establishing fluent speech. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Test of Early Language Development