Explanation and phonological remediation

David Ingram

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This paper explores the relationship between research on a theory of phonological acquisition and the development of remedial programmes for phonological remediation. In particular, it examines the cyclical approach proposed by Hodson and Paden (1983) for the remediation of English- speaking children. This approach, while apparently successful, has been developed with relatively little theoretical justification. Preliminary results from crosslinguistic research on children acquiring Quiché, French, Swedish, Estonian, and Bulgarian are reported which have led to theoretical claims about the acquisition of phonology. It is shown that these same claims provide a rationale for the success of the cyclical approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalChild Language Teaching and Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Education
  • Speech and Hearing


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