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Intelligibility as a clinical outcome measure following intervention with children with phonologically based speech-sound disorders

Lousada, M., Jesus, L. M., Hall, A. and Joffe, V. (2014). Intelligibility as a clinical outcome measure following intervention with children with phonologically based speech-sound disorders. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12095

Abstract

The effectiveness of two treatment approaches (phonological therapy and articulation therapy) for treatment of 14 children, aged 4;0-6;7 years, with phonologically based speech-sound disorder (SSD) has been previously analysed with severity outcome measures (percentage of consonants correct score, percentage occurrence of phonological processes and phonetic inventory). Considering that the ultimate goal of intervention for children with phonologically based SSD is to improve intelligibility, it is curious that intervention studies focusing on children's phonology do not routinely use intelligibility as an outcome measure. It is therefore important that the impact of interventions on speech intelligibility is explored.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: children, intelligibility, intervention, outcome measure, speech-sound disorders
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Language & Communication Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3685
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