A Retrospective Study of Spontaneous Generalization in Speech-Delayed Children Programming for rapid generalization of target responses to spontaneous speech is perhaps the central goal of management. To determine whether any child or management factor was associated with generalization within a sample of preschool,speech-delayed children, a retrospective study of 73 case records was undertaken. Children had been given 14 different ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1987
A Retrospective Study of Spontaneous Generalization in Speech-Delayed Children
 
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  • Lawrence D. Shriberg and Joan Kwiatkowski are in the Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Requests for reprints may be sent to this address.
    Lawrence D. Shriberg and Joan Kwiatkowski are in the Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Requests for reprints may be sent to this address.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1987
A Retrospective Study of Spontaneous Generalization in Speech-Delayed Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1987, Vol. 18, 144-157. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1802.144
History: Received January 27, 1986 , Accepted June 6, 1986
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1987, Vol. 18, 144-157. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1802.144
History: Received January 27, 1986; Accepted June 6, 1986

Programming for rapid generalization of target responses to spontaneous speech is perhaps the central goal of management. To determine whether any child or management factor was associated with generalization within a sample of preschool,speech-delayed children, a retrospective study of 73 case records was undertaken. Children had been given 14 different management programs over a period of 7 years of clinical research. Results suggest that age and error type may prove to be robust predictors of the potential for spontaneous generalization. Also, these data suggest that the inclusion of self-monitoring procedures may increase the probability of early spontaneous generalization of target sounds to continuous speech.

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