Journal article

The phonological memory profile of preschool children who make atypical speech sound errors

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

CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Previous research indicates that children with speech sound disorders (SSD) have underlying phonological memory deficits. The SSD population, however, is diverse. While children who make consistent atypical speech errors (phonological disorder/PhDis) are known to have executive function deficits in rule abstraction and cognitive flexibility, little is known about their memory profile. Sixteen monolingual preschool children with atypical speech errors (PhDis) were matched individually to age-and-gender peers with typically developing speech (TDS). The two groups were compared on forward recall of familiar words (pointing response), reverse recall of familiar words (pointing response), and rev..

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