Effective Use of Auditory Bombardment as a Therapy Adjunct for Children With Developmental Language Disorders Purpose Modeling of grammatical forms has been used in conjunction with conversational recast treatment in various forms. This study tests the relative effect of providing bombardment prior to or after recast treatment. Method Twenty-eight children with developmental language disorder participated in daily conversational recast treatment for morpheme errors. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 05, 2018
Effective Use of Auditory Bombardment as a Therapy Adjunct for Children With Developmental Language Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Elena Plante
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Alexander Tucci
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Katrina Nicholas
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Genesis D. Arizmendi
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Rebecca Vance
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Elena Plante: eplante@email.arizona.edu
  • Editor-in-Chief: Shelley Gray
    Editor-in-Chief: Shelley Gray×
  • Editor: Patricia Brooks
    Editor: Patricia Brooks×
Article Information
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Research Article   |   April 05, 2018
Effective Use of Auditory Bombardment as a Therapy Adjunct for Children With Developmental Language Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2018, Vol. 49, 320-333. doi:10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0077
History: Received July 31, 2017 , Revised October 4, 2017 , Accepted December 1, 2017
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2018, Vol. 49, 320-333. doi:10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0077
History: Received July 31, 2017; Revised October 4, 2017; Accepted December 1, 2017
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Purpose Modeling of grammatical forms has been used in conjunction with conversational recast treatment in various forms. This study tests the relative effect of providing bombardment prior to or after recast treatment.

Method Twenty-eight children with developmental language disorder participated in daily conversational recast treatment for morpheme errors. This treatment was either preceded or followed by a brief period of intensive auditory bombardment. Generalization to untreated lexical contexts was measured throughout the treatment period to assess the degree of learning and how quickly the onset of measurable learning occurred.

Results There were no significant differences in elicited use of morphemes for the groups of children who received auditory bombardment before or after enhanced conversational recast treatment. However, there was a difference in the number of children who could be considered treatment responders versus nonresponders, favoring those who received auditory bombardment after recast treatment.

Conclusion A brief period of auditory bombardment is a relatively low cost addition to recast treatment methods, given how little time it takes. There is a small but measurable advantage to following recast treatment with a period of auditory bombardment.

Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.5960005

Acknowledgments
This work was funded by NIDCD Grants R01DC015642 (E. Plante, M. Alt, co-PIs) and R21DC014203 (E. Plante, PI). Portions of this work were presented at the Symposium on Research on Child Language Disorders and at the Callier Center, University of Texas at Dallas.
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