Morris, Sherrill R.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
For my Capstone, I will research, contrast, and then apply three different phonological approaches to therapy to the same four year old female with unintelligible speech. The three different phonological approaches are multiple oppositions, phonemic categories development, and construct of complexity. Each phonological approach has different targets to therapy but all have the same ultimate goal of intelligible speech. Multiple oppositions use multiple sound pairs to help the child reduce homonomy and integrate their knowledge of sound sets. Facilitating underlying phonemic category uses complete emersion of phonemic sounds though training and assessments in hope that the mass quantity of input will aid in the correction of the child's phonological disorder. Construct of complexity uses complex target clusters in therapy in hopes that the complexity of the targets will allow the mastery of simpler tasks.
Walus, Kelly, "Three different phonological approaches moving one child towards intelligible speech" (2009). Honors Capstones. 1321.
Northern Illinois University
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