Journal article

The effects of speech production and vocabulary training on different components of spoken language performance

LE Paatsch, PJ Blamey, JZ Sarant, CP Bow

JOURNAL OF DEAF STUDIES AND DEAF EDUCATION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

A group of 21 hard-of-hearing and deaf children attending primary school were trained by their teachers on the production of selected consonants and on the meanings of selected words. Speech production, vocabulary knowledge, reading aloud, and speech perception measures were obtained before and after each type of training. The speech production training produced a small but significant improvement in the percentage of consonants correctly produced in words. The vocabulary training improved knowledge of word meanings substantially. Performance on speech perception and reading aloud were significantly improved by both types of training. These results were in accord with the predictions of a ma..

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