Phonological learning and lexicality of treated stimuli

dc.contributor.authorGierut, Judith A.en
dc.contributor.authorMorrisette, Michele L.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose was to evaluate the lexicality of treated stimuli relative to phonological learning by preschool children with functional phonological disorders. Four children were paired in a single-subject alternating treatments design that was overlaid on a multiple baseline across subjects design. Within each pair, one child was taught one sound in real words and a second sound in non-words; for the other child of the pair, lexicality was reversed and counterbalanced. The dependent variable was production accuracy of the treated sounds as measured during the session-by-session course of instruction. Results indicated that production accuracy of the treated sound was as good as or better using non-word as opposed to real word stimuli. The clinical implications are considered, along with potential accounts of the patterns of learning.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health DC00433, RR7031K, DC00076, DC001694 (PI: Gierut)en
dc.description.versionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics on February 2010, available online:
dc.identifier.citationGierut, J. A., & Morrisette, M. L. (2010). Phonological learning and lexicality of treated stimuli. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 24(2), 122-140. PMCID: PMC3281491en
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen
dc.rights© 2010 Informa UK Ltd.en
dc.subjectchild phonologyen
dc.subjectclinical phonologyen
dc.subjectphonological disorders in childrenen
dc.subjectphonological treatmenten
dc.subjectLearnability Projecten
dc.subjectlanguage acquisitionen
dc.titlePhonological learning and lexicality of treated stimulien


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