Motoric versus contrastive approaches to phonology therapy: A case study
A child with two phonological errors was seen for four semesters of therapy. One phonological error, sibilant distortion, was determined to be primarily due to articulatory (motor) difficulties, whereas the other(/r/ simplification) was not. Simplification of /r/ responded well to a cognitive-linguistic treatment approach centred around the use of con trasts. In contrast, sibilant distortion required motoric-based treatment in order for consistent accuracy at the conversational level to occur. Possible explanations for the different responses to treatment are discussed, and clinical implications and directions for future research are suggested. © 1991, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
Masterson, Julie J., and Dana L. Daniels. "Motoric versus contrastive approaches to phonology therapy: A case study." Child Language Teaching and Therapy 7, no. 2 (1991): 127-140.
Child Language Teaching and Therapy