Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Phonological Awareness: Normally Developing and Language Delayed Children

Author(s) Nicola Warrick
Hyla Rubin
Volume 16
Number 1
Year 1992
Page(s) 11-20
Language English
Keywords phonological
Abstract This study compared 15 normal and 13 language delayed four and five-year-old children on a range of tasks of phonological awareness. The tasks differed in the degree of explicit linguistic analysis that was required. The language delayed group always performed below the level of the normal children, and there were significant group differences on several tasks. A significant interaction effect reflected the greater difficulty language delayed children experienced with tasks that required the most explicit analysis. The tasks used in this study could be used in intervention research with language delayed children. They can also be used in therapy and classroom activities to enhance linguistic awareness skills thought to be critical for oral and written language development.

Cette étude a comparé 15 enfants normaux et 13 enfants atteints de retard de langage, tous âgés de 4 et 5 ans, relativement à une variété de tâches de conscience phonologique. Celles-ci variaient pour ce qui concerne le degré d'analyse métalinguistique requise. Le rendement du groupe d'enfants atteints d'un retard de language a été inferieur à celui du groupe d'enfants normaux, et d'importantes différences ont été notées entre les groupes pour ce qui est de plusieurs tâches. L'important effet d'interaction reflétait les difficultés plus grandes rencontrées par les enfants atteints de retard de langage dans les tâches exigeant une analyse métalinguistique plus élaborée. Les tâches utilisées dans cette étude pourraient être utilisées en thérapie et en classe pour améliorer la conscience linguistique jugée essentielle au développment du langage oral et écrit.
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