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TitleDevelopmental trajectories in toddlers' phonology
 
AuthorsLau, Wing-han
劉泳嫻
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractThis study investigated the prevalence of four developmental trajectories in toddlers’ phonology (persistent impairment, spontaneous catch-up, deterioration and age-appropriate) and the possible phonological differences between them. Forty-one toddlers were assessed twice at 6-month intervals. Their phonological abilities were evaluated both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results indicated that less than 17% of the toddlers with speech sound disorder caught up, even though some showed some improvement. No participant suffered any deterioration in speech. In terms of quantitative measures, toddlers with age-appropriate abilities differed significantly from those with speech sound disorders. No significant difference was found between the persistent and spontaneous catch-up groups. Toddlers who caught up spontaneously, however, produced no vowel errors, stopping, deaspiration or other unclassified atypical processes. Phonological patterns seem in fact to distinguish toddlers who catch up spontaneously from those who have persistent impairment. Clinical implications concerning timing and candidacy for intervention are also discussed.
 
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-30).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
SubjectToddlers -- Language.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.authorLau, Wing-han
 
dc.contributor.author劉泳嫻
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:06Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:06Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the prevalence of four developmental trajectories in toddlers’ phonology (persistent impairment, spontaneous catch-up, deterioration and age-appropriate) and the possible phonological differences between them. Forty-one toddlers were assessed twice at 6-month intervals. Their phonological abilities were evaluated both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results indicated that less than 17% of the toddlers with speech sound disorder caught up, even though some showed some improvement. No participant suffered any deterioration in speech. In terms of quantitative measures, toddlers with age-appropriate abilities differed significantly from those with speech sound disorders. No significant difference was found between the persistent and spontaneous catch-up groups. Toddlers who caught up spontaneously, however, produced no vowel errors, stopping, deaspiration or other unclassified atypical processes. Phonological patterns seem in fact to distinguish toddlers who catch up spontaneously from those who have persistent impairment. Clinical implications concerning timing and candidacy for intervention are also discussed.
 
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dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
 
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 26-30).
 
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor's
 
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4813080
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173714
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.subject.lcshToddlers -- Language.
 
dc.titleDevelopmental trajectories in toddlers' phonology
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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