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This study compared the ability of children from two age groups (6–7 and 9–11) to comprehend natural speech and DECTalk™ synthetic speech by using a sentence verification task. The effect of a short amount of listening practice on subjects' ability to comprehend both types of speech was...
The frequency and type of generic talk produced by typically developing preschool children was studied to support intervention decisions for children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Generic talk requires little knowledge about communication partners (person or...
Involving persons with developmental disabilities in communication depends to some extent on the ability of others to create effective opportunities for communication. This paper describes strategies to (a) identify opportunities for communication, (b) create the need for communication, and (c)...
The purpose of this study was to investigate phonological processing in children and adolescents with congenital motor speech impairments. Thirty-two participants with cerebral palsy and no intelligible speech who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC user group) and 32 students...
Use of phonological coding during reading and short-term memory tasks was examined in 12 participants with congenital speech impairments who had reading grade levels of 3.0 or better. Six of the participants had no intelligible speech (anarthria) and six had moderate to severe speech production...
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