Consideration of Error Types A Response to Fey Clinical Forum
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Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 1992
Consideration of Error Types
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mary Elbert, PhD
    Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Contact author: Mary Elbert, PhD, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
    Contact author: Mary Elbert, PhD, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Phonological Assessment and Treatment
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 1992
Consideration of Error Types
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 241-246. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.241
History: Received June 20, 1991 , Accepted October 19, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 241-246. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.241
History: Received June 20, 1991; Accepted October 19, 1991

In this article the use of the term phonological to describe disordered speech patterns is discussed. In adopting the term, it seems important to give equal consideration to both the articulatory aspects and the more cognitive aspects of the problem. Viewing the phonological system as a whole highlights the different types of errors within the system. It is suggested that phonological disorders include both phonetic and phonemic error types and that the distinction between the two error types is useful in both assessment and treatment. Describing errors as either phonetic or phonemic types may lead to differential treatment procedures that are most appropriate for specific error types.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The author thanks Thomas W. Powell and Adele Miccio for their comments and suggestions. This work was supported in part by a grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health, NS20976.
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