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Interactions Between Fluency and Phonological Disorders: A Case Study

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Interactions Between Fluency and Phonological Disorders: A Case Study

[Source] National Student Speech Language Hearing Association - NSSLHA

By: Anthony J. Caruso, Camille Angello Ritt, Ronald K. Sommers Kent State University, OH

The purpose of this study was to examine possible interactions between coexisting fluency and phonological disorders in a 4-year-old boy. Several measures of the preschooler’s speech production, including number and consistency of speech sound errors, stuttering frequency, and severity, were made. Results indicated that words containing those speech sounds that the child consistently misarticulated had a greater probability of being produced disfluently as compared to words that contained sounds that the child inconsistently misarticulated. Findings of this case study argue for further investigation of large groups of children with coexisting fluency and phonological disorders.

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