Authors: Stringfellow K, McLeod S
Title: Using a Facilitating Phonetic Context to Reduce an Unusual Form of Gliding
Source: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 1994 25(3): 191-193
Year: 1994
Research Design: Single Case Design

A case study is presented that describes the use of a facilitating phonetic context to decrease the occurrence of an unusual form of gliding. Initially, the child realized the phonemes /l/ and /j/ as the phone [1]. The process of developing differential phones involved systematic changes that were different from the expected route of development. The intervention technique, based on a facilitating phonetic context, resulted in adult productions of /l/ and /j/. This study indicates the potential value of a key word approach in treatment for a recalcitrant phonological disorder.

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