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ASSIS, Elaine Feltre; PARREIRA, Letícia Maria Martins Vasconcelos  and  LODI, Débora Fraga. Noise test: gap detection in children with phonological deviation. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.79-88.  Epub Apr 05, 2012. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSE: to investigate the temporal resolution, as for: gaps detection in children with phonological deviation through noise test and related with the degree of phonological performance in noise test. METHOD: 6 patients of both genders, five boys and one girl, aged between 10 and 11 year-old with phonological disorder' diagnosis in attendance at the school clinic of the Speech Therapy course (FEAD Belo Horizonte / MG), all with no hearing loss and no neurological and / or cognitive problems. The subjects underwent the GIN test at intensity of 50dB above the threshold. RESULTS: from the 6 evaluated children, 5 (83.33%) had abnormal responses at gin test and only one (16.67%) had values within the normal range. Despite the small sample, it was found that 83.33% of the children with phonological lapses had GIN thresholds lower than those expected for their age. Unfortunately, it was not possible to settle a direct relationship between the level of disorders classification and low the performance obtained in the GIN test, where just one child with mild moderate lapse showed worse performance in the noise test. CONCLUSION: children with phonological disorder may show changes in temporal processing.

Keywords : Language; Speech; Child.

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