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Tyler Ann A. PhD
Topics in Language Disorders: August 1997
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When children display cooccurring speech and language impairments, clinicians must design goal-attack strategies to increase treatment efficiency. Interventions can be hypothesized to facilitate gains in untreated as well as treated domains based on language processing theories. Studies investigating the indirect effects of language interventions on phonology and vice versa, of phonological intervention on morphosyntax, are reviewed. Although the results are equivocal, there is greater evidence to support facilitatory effects of phonological intervention on morphosyntactic performance, especially for children with severe impairments in both domains. Simultaneous and sequential treatments of different domains must also be explored with children who have phonological and morphosyntactic impairments.

© 1997 Aspen Publishers, Inc.