Authors: Major EM, Bernhardt BH
Title: Metaphonological skills of children with phonological disorders before and after phonological and metaphonological intervention
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 1998 33(4): 413-444
Year: 1998
Research Design: Single Case Design

This study investigated the relationships between the phonological and metaphonological skills of 19 children aged 3-5 years with moderate to severe phonological disorders, and the effects of intervention on the children's awareness skills. Intervention outcomes indicated that both phonological and metaphonological intervention may result in a significant increase in children's metaphonological task performance. It was further observed that children with more moderate phonological disorders and good morphosyntactic production skills tended to improve on the metaphonological tasks after phonological intervention alone. Children with more severe phonological and morphosyntactic disorders tended to increase their task performance only after phonological plus metaphonological intervention.

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