Year of Award
College of Education and Allied Health
Master of Science (MS)
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Dr. Patricia Dukes
The phonological systems of ten preschool children with histories of middle ear involvement, Group A, and ten preschool children with no histories of middle ear involvement, Group B, were analyzed in terms of the number and frequency of simplification processes used. Results indicated that the differences were statistically significant. It was suggested that substitution patterns of Group A were often more complex and did not always follow predicted development, thus producing both delayed patterns as well as deviant patterns of speech. This has clinical implications regarding the evaluation procedures and the age at which intervention should begin.
Woodcock, Sharon Downs, "The Use of Phonological Simplification Processes in Children With and Without Middle Ear Involvement" (1981). Archives Theses & Capstone Projects. 18.
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