The Impact of Brief Restriction to Articulation on Children's Subsequent Speech Production



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Acoustical Soc America


This project explored whether disruption of articulation during listening impacts subsequent speech production in 4-yr-olds with and without speech sound disorder (SSD). During novel word learning, typically-developing children showed effects of articulatory disruption as revealed by larger differences between two acoustic cues to a sound contrast, but children with SSD were unaffected by articulatory disruption. Findings suggest that, when typically developing 4-yr- olds experience an articulatory disruption during a listening task, the children's subsequent production is affected. Children with SSD show less influence of articulatory experience during perception, which could be the result of impaired or attenuated ties between perception and articulation.



Speech Sound Disorder, Speech Perception, English language—Acquisition, English language--Consonants, English language--Spoken English, Adult, Speech Acoustics, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology

"Portions of this work were supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Grant No. R01 DC04826."


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