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MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
A. Lynn Williams, Teresa L. Boggs
There is little empirical evidence to indicate the efficacy of early intervention approaches used with young children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP). The positive effects of a focused stimulation approach have been documented with children having speech and language deficits, although an articulation model has predominated in intervention of young children with CLP. This study examined the effects of a focused stimulation language intervention and a modification of focused stimulation that emphasized stop consonants through overaspiration of stops (Golding-Kushner, 2001). Four mother-child dyads participated in the study. Each mother received training regarding the implementation of the two treatments. The two interventions were counterbalanced among the four dyads and spanned a total of eight weeks in length. Results indicated that both of the treatments increased the vocabulary usage and reduced the number of compensatory articulation errors in the speech of the children.
Thesis - Campus Only
Brothers, Melissa Warner, "Study of a Parent Implemented Language Treatment for Young Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate." (2002). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 661. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/661
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