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ERIC Number: EJ961970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
An Alternating Treatment Comparison of Minimal and Maximal Opposition Sound Selection in Turkish Phonological Disorders
Topbas, Seyhun; Unal, Ozlem
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v24 n8 p646-668 Aug 2010
A single-subject alternating treatment design in combination with a staggered multiple baseline model across subjects was implemented with two 6:0 year-old girls, monozygotic twins, who were referred to a university clinic for evaluation and treatment. The treatment programme was structured according to variants of "minimal pair contrast treatment" in which the target sounds and their oppositions were selected according to either minimal or maximal opposition (including major-class differences) contrast treatments to evaluate which of the sound selection strategy would result in better learning. Independent variables were the minimal and maximal opposition conditions; dependent variables were the target phonemes treated. Consistent with the literature, maximal opposition treatment resulted in significantly greater changes in the sound systems of the twins than minimal opposition treatment. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Language Development Kits; Test of Early Language Development