Phonological Reorganization A Qualitative Measure of Phonological Improvement Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   May 01, 1993
Phonological Reorganization
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • A. Lynn Williams
    Department of Speech Communication, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92634
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   May 01, 1993
Phonological Reorganization
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1993, Vol. 2, 44-51. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0202.44
History: Received August 5, 1991 , Accepted December 31, 1992
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1993, Vol. 2, 44-51. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0202.44
History: Received August 5, 1991; Accepted December 31, 1992

Qualitative improvement was observed following treatment in one child with a phonological disorder, although little to no quantitative change was noted. Detection of the qualitative changes required both independent and relational analyses, as presented in this article. The broad sampling technique used for these analyses is capable of detecting qualitative change regardless of an a priori theoretical approach. The clinical and theoretical implications of these findings are presented.

Acknowledgments
I would like to thank Stephen Camarata, Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ann Tyler, and the anonymous reviewer for their thoughtful reviews and helpful suggestions on an earlier version of this article. Special thanks go to Teresa A. Boggs and Stephanie Banks for assistance in the clinical intervention aspects of this study. Portions of this study were presented at the 1990 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Seattle. Support in preparing this was provided by an Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant awarded by California State University, Fullerton.
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