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Phonological Therapy: A Case Study

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This article compared two different approaches for selecting contrasts in phonological therapy. One approach used the minimal pairs strategy, while the other approach focused on a non-minimal pair strategy contrasting voice, manner and place of articulation. Nineteen children around 5 years old (11 boys and 8 girls), with moderate to severe phonological delay or disorder participated in the study. Inclusion criteria included: 1) standard score of 3–5 on the percent consonants correct measure of the Phonology Assessment (Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology), 2) consistent error patterns (five examples of an error pattern), 3) no structural problems apparent on oral examination, 4) normal receptive language scores (according

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  • Compares two different approaches for selecting contrasts in phonological therapy. one used the minimal pairs strategy, while the other focused on contrasting voice, manner, and place of articulation.
  • Explains that 19 children with moderate to severe phonological delay or disorder participated in the study. inclusion criteria included a standard score of 3–5 on the percent consonants correct measure of the phonology assessment.
  • Explains that the children were randomly selected to a group, with 9 children assigned to the minimal and 10 to non-minimal pairs. s and clinician discussed new target sounds over telephone or email to ensure treatment fidelity.
  • Concludes that both groups made improvements in their speech accuracy. there were no significant differences between the groups in terms of the error patterns that were suppressed in therapy.
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