An experimental analysis of treatment effects of consonant clusters and ambisyllabic consonants in two adults with developmental phonological problems

Edna Carter Young*, Cynthia K. Thompson

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The effects of treatment on errors in consonant clusters and in ambisyllabic consonants were investigated in two adults with histories of developmental phonological problems. Using a multiple baseline across behaviors, ambisyllabic consonant errors were treated in bisyllabic words and consonant cluster errors were treated in two different cluster classes. Results indicated that treatment, consisting of a sound-referenced rebus approach, affected change in production of trained words as well as generalization to untrained words for targeted behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-149
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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