Authors: Elbert M, Dinnsen DA, Swartzlander P, Chin SB
Title: Generalization to Conversational Speech
Source: Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders 1990 55(4): 694-699
Year: 1990
Research Design: Case Series

Although changes in children's phonological systems due to treatment have been documented in single-word testing, changes in conversational speech are less well known. Single-word and conversation samples were analyzed for 10 phonologically disordered children, before and after treatment and 3 months later. Results suggest that for most of the children, there were system changes in both single words and in conversational speech. It appears that many phonologically disordered children are able to extend their correct production to conversation without direct treatment on spontaneous speech.

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