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Anna-Leena Martikainen, Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen, Päivi Laukkanen-Nevala & Sari Kunnari (2019) Intra-word accuracy and consistency in Finnish-speaking children with speech sound disorder compared to their typically developing peers, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2019.1696610

Intra-word accuracy and consistency in Finnish-speaking children with speech sound disorder compared to their typically developing peers

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Author: Martikainen, Anna-Leena1; Savinainen-Makkonen, Tuula1; Laukkanen-Nevala, Päivi1;
Organizations: 1Logopedics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019120946229
Language: English
Published: Informa, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-11-29
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Abstract

This study examined intra-word accuracy and consistency in 32 preschool-aged Finnish-speaking children with speech sound disorder (SSD) compared to their typically developing (TD) age- and gender-matched peers. Accuracy and consistency of speech production were assessed by a picture-naming task repeated three times in one assessment session. Responses were classified into four categories: 1) consistently correct, 2) consistently incorrect, 3) variable with hits (when a child’s variable responses included at least one matched with the adult target), and 4) variable with no hits (when responses included at least two different response types without the matched adult target). In addition, relationships between intra-word accuracy and consistency and children’s receptive vocabulary knowledge and articulatory ability based on spontaneous speech samples were investigated. The findings showed that the children with SSD produced significantly more often ‘consistently incorrect’ and ‘variable with no hits’ responses than the TD children. There was a significant negative correlation between ‘variable with no hits’ responses and receptive vocabulary knowledge and articulatory abilities among the children with SSD. As intra-word accuracy and consistency has not previously been studied in Finnish children with SSD, the findings highlighted the need for drafting guidelines for assessment and intervention by paying close attention to high intra-word variability without correct word forms already from age three onwards.

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Series: Clinical linguistics & phonetics
ISSN: 0269-9206
ISSN-E: 1464-5076
ISSN-L: 0269-9206
Issue: Online
DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2019.1696610
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1080/02699206.2019.1696610
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
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Copyright information: © 2019 Informa UK Limited. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Clinical linguistics and phonetics on 29 Nov 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02699206.2019.1696610.