Authors: Smith J, Downs M, Mogford-Bevan K
Title: Can phonological awareness training facilitate minimal pair therapy?
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 1998 33(Suppl): 463-468
Year: 1998
Research Design: Non Randomised Controlled Trial
Rating Score: 03/10
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Eligibility specified - Y
Random allocation - N
Concealed allocation - N
Baseline comparability - N
Blind subjects - N
Blind therapists - N
Blind assessors - Y
Adequate follow-up - Y
Intention-to-treat analysis - N
Between-group comparisons - N
Point estimates and variability - Y

This study evaluated a new therapy approach. 18 children with phonological disorders resistant to conventional therapy had phonological awareness training followed by conventional speech therapy. The children's speech production improved as did their phonological awareness. In this heterogeneous group, the patterns revealed in their individual responses to therapy proved diagnostically significant.

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