Developmental phonological disorders. I: A clinical profile

J Speech Hear Res. 1994 Oct;37(5):1100-26. doi: 10.1044/jshr.3705.1100.


Detailed information on the speech, language, prosody, and voice characteristics of children with developmental phonological disorders is central to diverse research questions. The present study provides a clinical profile of 178 children with developmental phonological disorders. It includes information from prior reports (Shriberg & Kwiatkowski, 1982a; Shriberg, Kwiatkowski, Best, Hengst, & Terselic-Weber, 1986) and from several new measures on a sample of 64 children. The speech, prosody-voice, and causal-correlates profiles for the most recent sample are consistent with prior findings, providing a descriptive profile for forthcoming subgroup research and companion studies addressing short-term (Shriberg, Kwiatkowski, & Gruber, 1994) and long-term (Shriberg, Gruber, & Kwiatkowski, 1994) speech-sound normalization.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Causality
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Decision Trees
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis
  • Language Development Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Language Development Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Language Development Disorders / therapy
  • Language Tests
  • Male
  • Phonation*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Sampling Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Speech Acoustics
  • Speech Production Measurement