|||  Journal title: Audiology | Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences | Website: http://aud.tums.ac.ir | Email: aud@tums.ac.ir   |||
   [Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Registration :: Submission :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Contact :: Search ::
:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (30 2012) ::
aud 2012, 21(2): 35-41 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of phonological awareness in stutterer and non-stutterer children of aged 4 to 8 years in Tehran
Seyedeh Zohreh Ghaffari1, Mohammad Rahim Shahbodaqi 1, Shohreh Jalaie2
1- Department of Speech therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2- Department of Biostatistics, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Abstract:   (8559 Views)

Background and Aim: The relationship between language and stuttering is an important issue in development of children because initiation of stuttering is generally contemporaneous with the period of rapid language development in children. Phonological awareness is part of language function which simultaneously develops with language and is the basis for oral and aural skills. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the relationship between stuttering and phonological awareness and the importance of phonological awareness in the process of evaluation and treatment of stuttering.
Methods: It was a cross-sectional comparative study. Conducted on 53 children aged 4 to 8 years in Tehran. Participants&apos profile was made by examiner through interview with participants&apos therapist, parents and instructor. Voice of stutterer children was recorded and the phonological awareness test was performed. Obtained data was analyzed.
Results: Regarding the scores of phonological awareness test there were significant differences between stutterer and non-stutterer groups and also between different ages (p<0.05). Scores of phonological awareness test in children with different stuttering severities were not significantly different. Children younger than 4 years had the least scores while children older than 7 years had the most and the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05). This shows that the score improves by aging.
Conclusion: Phonological awareness, age, type and severity of stuttering should be considered in assessment and treatment of Persian stutterer children aged 4 to 8 years old.

Keywords: Stutterer children, phonological awareness, non-stutterer children
Full-Text [PDF 194 kb]   |   Full Text (HTML)   (2251 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2011/07/26 | Accepted: 2011/11/28 | Published: 2013/10/14
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Volume 21, Issue 2 (30 2012) Back to browse issues page
شنوایی شناسی - دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران Bimonthly Audiology - Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly.

Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.22 seconds with 33 queries by YEKTAWEB 4207