Journal article

What predicts nonword repetition performance?

Lauren Pigdon, Catherine Willmott, Sheena Reilly, Gina Conti-Ramsden, Angela T Morgan

Child Neuropsychology | Published : 2019

Abstract

Despite the widespread use of nonword repetition in child neuropsychological research and clinical practice, the specific cognitive, linguistic and motor processes that contribute to variability in performance are unclear. The aim of this work was to determine the role of phonological memory, word reading, oromotor sequencing, and oromotor control on nonword repetition performance in the context of children's speech and language abilities. Ninety one children between the ages of 9 and 11 years, with a broad range of speech and language abilities participated in the study. Hierarchical regression was used to a) evaluate the contribution of phonological memory, word reading, oromotor sequencin..

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