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

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Louise PaatschLouise Paatsch, P Blamey, J Sarant, C Bow
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 mathematical model put forward to describe the relationships between speech perception, speech production, and language measures in children (Paatsch, Blamey, Sarant, Martin, & Bow, 2004). These training data demonstrate that the relationships between the measures are causal. In other words, improvements in speech production and vocabulary performance produced by training will carry over into predictable improvements in speech perception and reading scores. Furthermore, the model will help educators identify the most effective methods of improving receptive and expressive spoken language for individual children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Journal

Journal of deaf studies and deaf education

Volume

11

Issue

1

Season

Winter

Pagination

39 - 55

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Location

Cary, N.C.

ISSN

1081-4159

eISSN

1465-7325

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, The Author

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