Advisor

Robert H. English

Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (56 p.)

Subjects

Speech perception, Articulation disorders in children

DOI

10.15760/etd.2848

Abstract

This investigation sought to determine the accuracy and consistency of judgements made by three groups of judges, relative to successive approximations of /r/. The three groups were made up of speech pathologists, student trainees, and untrained individuals, respectively. It was the task of these judges to rank order three /r/ productions into the following categories: correct; partially correct; and incorrect. This task is basically the same as reinforcing approximations of /r/ within the therapy situation, and appears not to require extensive training. Many authors (Curry et al., 1943; Perrin, 1954; Oyer, 1959; Siegel, 1962; Irwin, 1965; and Elbert et al., 1967) have found little difference between trained and untrained listeners in identifying correct versus incorrect articulation. An apparent need existed to investigate what the accuracy and consistency of judgements would be by introducing successive approximations as a controlled or independent variable.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Speech Communication: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17236

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