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dc.contributor.advisorPlante, Elena
dc.contributor.authorOglivie, Trianna
dc.creatorOglivie, Trianna
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T02:05:44Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T02:05:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634429
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study examined the effect of high- vs. low-exemplar variability practice in the treatment of functional speech sound disorders in children. Method: Sixteen children with dual diagnoses of functional speech sound disorders and developmental language disorder received treatment for their speech sound errors. Treatment targeted a singleton speech sound in word-initial position, five-days per week during a six-week summer language program. Half of the children practiced their speech sound target in 24 unique words (high-exemplar variability practice condition) and the other half practiced production of their speech sound target in six unique words repeated four times each (low-exemplar variability practice condition). Generalization probes were used to measure speech sound target learning. Results: Both the high-variability and low-variability conditions produced significant change in the children’s use of their speech sound target posttreatment. No statistical difference was found between conditions; however, the low-variability condition evidenced slightly larger gains. Conclusion: Differences in exemplar variability practice did not significantly influence treatment outcomes for children with functional speech sound disorders. Daily treatment sessions of short duration are a viable service-delivery model for the treatment of functional speech sound disorders.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
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dc.subjectchildren
dc.subjectintervention
dc.subjectspeech sound disorders
dc.titleThe Effect of Exemplar Variability in the Treatment of Functional Speech Sound Disorders
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertation
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.leveldoctoral
dc.contributor.committeememberAlt, Mary
dc.contributor.committeememberFabiano-Smith, Leah
dc.contributor.committeememberNicol, Janet
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplineSpeech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
refterms.dateFOA2019-09-17T02:05:44Z


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