The Effects of Simultaneous Sound-Position Training on the Generalization of [s] Three kindergarten children with residual articulation problems, as evidenced by their consistent misarticulation of [s], participated in a therapy program which employed simultaneous training of [s] in the initial, medial, and final positions of familiar words. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of such a training ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1988
The Effects of Simultaneous Sound-Position Training on the Generalization of [s]
 
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  • Shelley Weaver-Spurlock is in Santa Clara, CA. Judith Brasseur is at California State University, Chico. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 1 Kent Court, Chico, CA 95926.
    Shelley Weaver-Spurlock is in Santa Clara, CA. Judith Brasseur is at California State University, Chico. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 1 Kent Court, Chico, CA 95926.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1988
The Effects of Simultaneous Sound-Position Training on the Generalization of [s]
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1988, Vol. 19, 259-271. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1903.259
History: Received March 13, 1987 , Accepted October 1, 1987
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1988, Vol. 19, 259-271. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1903.259
History: Received March 13, 1987; Accepted October 1, 1987

Three kindergarten children with residual articulation problems, as evidenced by their consistent misarticulation of [s], participated in a therapy program which employed simultaneous training of [s] in the initial, medial, and final positions of familiar words. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of such a training program on generalization. A functional analysis design was employed. Sixty probe words were administered nonimitatively during baseline and periodically throughout treatment to assess articulation change over time. Rapid generalization of correct [s] production occurred for all children. Simultaneous training of a sound in all three positions was an effective articulation training strategy for across-position generalization with the three children studied.

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