Authors: Klein ES
Title: Phonological/traditional approaches to articulation therapy: a retrospective group comparison
Source: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 1996 27(4): 314-323
Year: 1996
Research Design: Non Randomised Controlled Trial
Rating Score: 03/10
This rating is confirmed
Eligibility specified - Y
Random allocation - N
Concealed allocation - N
Baseline comparability - N
Blind subjects - N
Blind therapists - N
Blind assessors - N
Adequate follow-up - Y
Intention-to-treat analysis - N
Between-group comparisons - Y
Point estimates and variability - Y

A retrospective design was used to compare the relative efficacy of traditional and phonological approaches in the treatment of children with multiple articulation disorders. Nineteen children received evaluation and therapy based on a traditional paradigm and 17 children received phonologically based evaluation and treatment procedures. Results indicated that children in the phonological group showed significantly greater improvement in a significantly shorter period of time than children in the traditional group.

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