Speech profiles of Spanish-Catalan children with developmental language disorder (DLD)

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dc.contributor.author Aguilar-Mediavilla, E.
dc.contributor.author Buil-Legaz, L.
dc.contributor.author Sánchez-Azanza, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-27T05:58:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/152613
dc.description.abstract [eng] Children with developmental language disorders (DLD) are especially characterised by morphosyntactic difficulties. Nevertheless, previous studies have also shown that children with DLD have phonological difficulties. This paper aims to describe the productive and perceptive phonological speech profile of Spanish-Catalan children with DLD at the 10 age of six in order to characterise the underlying nature of their difficulties. Fourteen Spanish-Catalan six-year-old children with DLD and 14 control children without language difficulties who attended the same class were assessed with the screening and discrimination tasks of the A-RE-HA: Análisis del Retraso del Habla (Speech Delay Analysis - Catalan 15 and Spanish version). We analysed the production of words, syllables and phonemes, phoneme discrimination and phonological simplification processes used by these children. The results showed that children with DLD have a lower percentile in correct word structures, syllabic structures and phonemes, and have more difficulty discriminating phonemes. Detailed analyses revealed more difficulties with the most complex word and syllabic templates, and with almost all phonemes. Furthermore, children with DLD applied more phonological simplification processes than the control group. An individual analysis showed that only ten of the children with DLD also had a speech delay (percentile < 25), while four had scores in line with their age. These results show that most of the six-year-old children with DLD maintain speech difficulties, which are mainly phonological and not (or not only) articulatory. Therefore, individual differences with respect to speech delay in DLD must be taken into consideration to better detect these children.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2019.1619096
dc.relation.ispartof Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 2019, vol. 34, num. 1-2, p. 110-130
dc.rights , 2019
dc.subject.classification 159.9 - Psicologia
dc.subject.classification Educació
dc.subject.other 159.9 - Psychology
dc.subject.other Education
dc.title Speech profiles of Spanish-Catalan children with developmental language disorder (DLD)
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dc.date.updated 2020-05-27T05:58:36Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-12-31
dc.embargo 2026-12-31
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2019.1619096

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