Sound Start Study: A community-based randomised controlled trial for preschoolers with speech sound disorders

Sharynne McLeod, Elise Baker, Jane McCormack, Yvonne Wren, Sue Roulstone, Kate Crowe (Presenter), Sarah Masso

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Abstract

Children's early competency in speech, language, and pre-literacy (e.g., phonological awareness, letter-sound knowledge) predicts children's communicative, social, andacademic success. The Sound Start Study is a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) with three aims:
1. To determine whether a software program, Phoneme Factory SoundSorter® improves the speech and phonological awareness abilities of pre-schoolers with speech sound disorders when undertaken in early childhood education settings
2. To determine the relationship between children's speech errors, pre-literacy, and phonological processing skills
3. To explore which child- and family-related variables are positively or negatively associated with the rate of change in speech production and pre-literacy status.

Conference

ConferenceSpeech Pathology Australia National Conference
Abbreviated titleChallenge, Broaden, Revolutionise
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period17/05/1520/05/15
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