A Comparison of Phonological Severity Measures The severity of phonological involvement of 20 phonologically impaired children was compared using five measures: phonological deviancy score (PDS), percent consonants correct (PCC) based on connected speech and based on single words, and perceptual ratings from two groups of listeners (elementary education majors, and graduate students in speech-language pathology). All ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1992
A Comparison of Phonological Severity Measures
 
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  • Kimberly K. Garrett
    Auburn University
  • Michael J. Moran, Ph.D.
    Auburn University
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Michael J. Moran, Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1992
A Comparison of Phonological Severity Measures
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 48-51. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.48
History: Received April 9, 1990 , Accepted September 27, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 48-51. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.48
History: Received April 9, 1990; Accepted September 27, 1990

The severity of phonological involvement of 20 phonologically impaired children was compared using five measures: phonological deviancy score (PDS), percent consonants correct (PCC) based on connected speech and based on single words, and perceptual ratings from two groups of listeners (elementary education majors, and graduate students in speech-language pathology). All five measures were highly intercorrelated. Both PDS and PCC appear to have clinical utility as objective indicators of severity. PCC based on a standard word list correlated with listener ratings of severity just as well as PCC based on spontaneous connected speech.

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