A survey of speech and language therapists' views on electropalatography therapy outcomes in Scotland.
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Gibbon, F. & Paterson, L. (2006) A survey of speech and language therapists' views on electropalatography therapy outcomes in Scotland., Child Language Teaching and Therapy, vol. 22, , pp. 275-292,
Questionnaires elicited information from speech and language therapists (SLTs) working in Scotland about individuals they had treated with Electropalatography (EPG) between 1993 and 2003. The results showed that the majority of the group (n 60) who had received EPG therapy during this period were school-age children with either functional articulation disorders or cleft palate. The sounds most frequently targeted in EPG therapy were /s/, /s/, /t/ and /d/. The (SLTs) judged that the majority of the group had improved their articulation to some extent and almost all had increased awareness of their own articulation difficulties following EPG therapy. Despite these gains, most experienced difficulties generalizing new patterns into everyday speaking situations. The results suggest that when using EPG, SLTs need to adopt specific strategies to promote generalization and maintenance.