RE: Powell, T. W. (1991). Planning for phonological generalization: An approach to treatment target selection. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1(1), 21–27 In general, the format of your new magazine was promising. Articles were relevant and readable. However, I was distressed to find that one article contained what appeared to be untrustworthy data. In Thomas Powell’s “Planning for phonological generalization,” (pp. 21-27), he makes a statement on page 25 that is then ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   May 01, 1992
RE: Powell, T. W. (1991). Planning for phonological generalization: An approach to treatment target selection. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1(1), 21–27
 
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  • Elaine Barnartt
    Natick, MA
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Letter to the Editor   |   May 01, 1992
RE: Powell, T. W. (1991). Planning for phonological generalization: An approach to treatment target selection. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1(1), 21–27
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1992, Vol. 1, 64. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0103.64a
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1992, Vol. 1, 64. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0103.64a
In general, the format of your new magazine was promising. Articles were relevant and readable. However, I was distressed to find that one article contained what appeared to be untrustworthy data.
In Thomas Powell’s “Planning for phonological generalization,” (pp. 21-27), he makes a statement on page 25 that is then disproven in the article. He states that the child in his case study “generalized correct production to some sounds as predicted, but did not generalize to those sounds for which generalization was not expected . . . (see Figure 2).”
The stated figure followed; then there was a statement containing percentages obtained from the contrasting data, where generalization was expected. No data from Figure 2 was listed. On the following page was Figure 3, the graph of the listed data. This graph was similar to Figure 2 but with the axes on different scales.
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