Contextual Facilitation of Correct Sound Production Several published reports of both formal research and clinical experience have sought to describe phonetic and other linguistic factors that promote correct production of an inconsistently articulated "error" sound in children's speech. This paper reviews and evaluates these reports. It is concluded that although many potentially important factors have been ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1982
Contextual Facilitation of Correct Sound Production
 
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  • R. D. Kent is a Senior Research Associate at the Boys Town Institute for Communication Disorders in Children, 555 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there.
    R. D. Kent is a Senior Research Associate at the Boys Town Institute for Communication Disorders in Children, 555 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1982
Contextual Facilitation of Correct Sound Production
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1982, Vol. 13, 66-76. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1302.66
History: Received October 30, 1980 , Accepted April 7, 1981
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1982, Vol. 13, 66-76. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1302.66
History: Received October 30, 1980; Accepted April 7, 1981

Several published reports of both formal research and clinical experience have sought to describe phonetic and other linguistic factors that promote correct production of an inconsistently articulated "error" sound in children's speech. This paper reviews and evaluates these reports. It is concluded that although many potentially important factors have been neglected in the description of so-called facilitative phonetic contexts, a few general principles emerge for selecting environments for the assessment and management of articulatory errors, particularly for /s/, /r/ and /l/. Physiologic and acoustic factors underlying these principles are discussed.

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