Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia
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CERON, Marizete Ilha y KESKE-SOARES, Márcia. Analysis of the therapeutic progress of children with phonological disorders after the application of the Multiple Oppositions Approach . J. Soc. Bras. Fonoaudiol. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp. 91-95. ISSN 2179-6491. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-64912012000100016.
The Multiple Oppositions Approach is described as an alternative model for the treatment of children with the severe phonological disorders. The aim of this study was to analyze the therapeutic progress of five children with phonological disorder, submitted to the Multiple Oppositions Approach, regarding the phonetic (sounds) and phonological (phonemes and altered distinctive features) inventories. Participants were five children with phonological disorder, with mean age of 6 years and 1 month. Speech data were collected through phonological assessment, and the Multiple Oppositions Approach was used during 25 sessions of intervention. Changes in the phonetic and phonological inventories (number of phonemes and altered distinctive features) of the subjects were analyzed. It was verified an increase in the number of sounds in the phonetic inventory and phonemes in the phonological inventory, as well as a decrease in the number of altered distinctive features. The Multiple Oppositions Approach allows adequate progress in the treatment of subjects with phonological disorders, providing an expansion in the phonetic (acquisition of sounds) and phonological (acquisition of phonemes and decrease in the number of altered distinctive features) inventories.
Palabras llave : Speech; Speech disorders; therapy; Articulation disorders; Speech therapy; methods; Child.