Volume 29, Issue 1
EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTION OF CHINESE CHILDREN WITH SPEECH SOUND DISORDER IN AFFRICATE CONSONANTS
This paper aims to design an effective intervention program for Chinese children with speech sound disorder (SSD). Firstly, 40 children with SSD in affricate consonants were selected. Next, the subjects were trained intensively based on empirical strategies, such as the training based on nonlinear phonology and linguistic principles (model 1), and the training based on motor learning (model 2). After that, the training results of different strategies were compared. The comparison shows that the speech articulation of the subjects was greatly improved through the intensive trainings; model 1 achieved better intervention effects than model 2. The excellent effects demonstrate that SSD treatment requires both clinical knowledge and linguistic treatment skills; intensive training is an effective way to improve affricate consonants acquisition; motor learning, linguistic principles and phonological knowledge are all important tools for speech-language pathologists.
Speech Sound Disorders, Affricates, Chinese, Intervention.