versión On-line ISSN 1982-0216
MUNIZ, Lílian Ferreira et al. Temporal processes ability evaluations with pure tones in children with and with no phonological disorders. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.4, pp.550-562. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462007000400016.
PURPOSE: to check the performance of temporal processes ability in children with phonological disorders. METHODS: the study took place in a private university of Recife and the participants were 36 volunteers, with ages varying from 6 to 9, of both genders and divided into two groups, with phonological disorders (experimental) and a control one. The data was collected using the RGDT (Keith) and the analysis made with the SPSS 13 by descriptive statistical techniques. RESULTS: the results show higher levels of Gaps detection on the experimental; the difference between the groups was statistically significant for each frequency tested; there was no influence of the variables: periodicity, gender, age, school level; the speech therapy was not a determinant factor; the main referred learning difficulties were reading and comprehension problems. CONCLUSION: children with phonological disorders can present temporal processes disorders and need more time for intervals detection between auditory stimulations. In a generalized manner, in both groups, there was no difference as for the variable periodicity, gender, age, pertaining to school series or occurrence of speech treatment. The learning complaints can be found in children who have phonological and temporal processes disorders at the same time.
Palabras clave : Hearing; Hearing Loss; Auditory Perception.