Generalization to Conversational Speech 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, ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1990
Generalization to Conversational Speech
 
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Research Article   |   November 01, 1990
Generalization to Conversational Speech
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1990, Vol. 55, 694-699. doi:10.1044/jshd.5504.694
History: Received October 19, 1988 , Accepted December 15, 1989
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1990, Vol. 55, 694-699. doi:10.1044/jshd.5504.694
History: Received October 19, 1988; Accepted December 15, 1989

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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