Journal article

Do children with phonological delay have phonological short-term and phonological working memory deficits?

Rebecca Waring, Patricia Eadie, Susan Rickard Liow, Barbara Dodd

CHILD LANGUAGE TEACHING & THERAPY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

While little is known about why children make speech errors, it has been hypothesized that cognitive-linguistic factors may underlie phonological speech sound disorders. This study compared the phonological short-term and phonological working memory abilities (using immediate memory tasks) and receptive vocabulary size of 14 monolingual preschool children with phonological delay with individually matched peers with typical speech development. The immediate memory tasks examined forward recall of familiar words (pointing response), reverse recall of familiar words (pointing response), and reverse recall of digits (spoken response). The results indicated that children with typical speech devel..

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