Developmental Phonological Disorders Moving Toward the 21st Century—Forwards, Backwards, or Endlessly Sideways? Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   September 01, 1994
Developmental Phonological Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lawrence D. Shriberg, PhD
    Department of Communicative Disorders, The Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53705
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Viewpoint: Speech-Language Pathology Moving Toward the 21st Century
Viewpoint   |   September 01, 1994
Developmental Phonological Disorders
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1994, Vol. 3, 26-28. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0303.26
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1994, Vol. 3, 26-28. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0303.26

I have argued that notwithstanding considerable research activity in developmental phonological disorders, the basic questions remain unanswered. I have proposed that a central problem with the research culture in child phonology is that it includes too little cross-laboratory collaboration of the type seen when significant breakthroughs are reported in other biological and social sciences. Finally, I have suggested the need for a shared classification system for developmental phonological disorders—to promote cross-laboratory research, as well as to strengthen the efforts of individual clinical research groups. As stressed by one of my teachers, Ralph Shelton, collaboration is a cornerstone of scholarship. I am optimistic that our discipline will evolve toward a productive 21st century marked by vital, collaborative scholarship.

Acknowledgments
Preparation of this paper was supported in part by the Public Health Service, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Grant No. DC00496.
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