Year of Award


Document Type



College of Education and Allied Health

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

First Advisor

Jack Ferguson


Children with language disorders have varying problems in language learning in proportion to the nature and degree of the disability. The problems of two randomly selected language disabled children are rarely alike. The language problems of some of these.children begin at the phonemic level of language and influences the development of morphology, syntax and semantics. The language disabled child may consistently reverse phonemes. Problems may be revealed in phoneme discrimination, analysis and synthesis of phonemes. The purpose of the present study was to determine if techniques used to teach speech to deaf children would be beneficial in increasing phonology skills of language disabled children. Therapy was planned using Northampton Orthography, a multisensory approach to the development of language using tactile, graphic, visual and auditory cues for phonemes.


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