Age-related changes in segmental accuracy and error production in Korean-English bilingual children: implications for cinical speech sound assessment procedures

Kim, Jae-Hyun, Ballard, Elaine, and McCann, Clare (2018) Age-related changes in segmental accuracy and error production in Korean-English bilingual children: implications for cinical speech sound assessment procedures. Speech, Language and Hearing, 21 (1). pp. 41-54.

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Abstract

A lack of information about typical phonological development in bilingual children presents as a challenge to many speech-language pathologists assessing bilingual children with suspected speech sound disorder. This study investigated age-related changes in speech accuracy and error production in 16 preschool Korean-English bilingual children, aged between 3;1 and 5;11, in New Zealand. We found considerable individual variations in the longitudinal data. In particular, we found some error patterns emerged during the course of development, instead of being progressively resolved with age. Our findings suggest that speech-language pathologists should take a considered approach to identifying bilingual children with speech sound disorder solely based on the information provided in cross-sectional studies. We suggest that a follow-up session may provide valuable information facilitating the clinical assessment procedure to identify bilingual children with speech sound disorder.

Item ID: 48802
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2050-5728
Keywords: phonological development; bilingualism; speech sound disorder; longtitudinal design
Funders: Academy of Korean Studies (AKS)
Projects and Grants: AKS-2012-BAA-2101
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 05:27
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl Speech Production and Comprehension) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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