Dimensions of early speech sound disorders: A factor analytic study.

  title={Dimensions of early speech sound disorders: A factor analytic study.},
  author={Barbara A. Lewis and Lisa A Freebairn and Amy J Hansen and Catherine M Stein and Lawrence Shriberg and Sudha K. Iyengar and H. Gerry Taylor},
  journal={Journal of communication disorders},
  volume={39 2},
UNLABELLED The goal of this study was to classify children with speech sound disorders (SSD) empirically, using factor analytic techniques. Participants were 3-7-year olds enrolled in speech/language therapy (N = 185). Factor analysis of an extensive battery of speech and language measures provided support for two distinct factors, representing the skill dimensions of articulation/phonology and semantic/syntactic skills. To validate these factors, 38 of the children were followed to school age… CONTINUE READING
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