Clinical Issues: Clinical Review: Ball and Blachman (1988) Clinical Finding: Outcomes for a subtest of the WMRT have a moderate chance for success. The experimental treatment is associated with few costs. Clinical Population: 90 nonreading kindergartners Summary: The children were randomly placed in one of three treatment conditions: (a) phoneme segmentation group which received instruction for segmentation, letter ... Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues  |   March 01, 2004
Clinical Issues: Clinical Review: Ball and Blachman (1988)
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  • Sarah Helm
    Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Graduate Student
  • Sarah Helm currently is employed as a speech-language pathologist for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools (MN).
    Sarah Helm currently is employed as a speech-language pathologist for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools (MN).×
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Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues   |   March 01, 2004
Clinical Issues: Clinical Review: Ball and Blachman (1988)
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2004, Vol. 11, 27. doi:10.1044/lle11.1.27
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2004, Vol. 11, 27. doi:10.1044/lle11.1.27
Clinical Finding: Outcomes for a subtest of the WMRT have a moderate chance for success. The experimental treatment is associated with few costs.
Clinical Population: 90 nonreading kindergartners
Summary: The children were randomly placed in one of three treatment conditions: (a) phoneme segmentation group which received instruction for segmentation, letter names, and letter sounds; (b) language activities group (control I), and (c) no intervention (control II).
The children were randomly assigned to the three groups. Pretreatment characteristics of the three groups were similar for a variety of variables and groups were treated equally. All clients were analyzed in the groups to which they were assigned, although one subject from the phoneme segmentation group was eliminated because of frequent absences. The phoneme segmentation group outperformed both control groups on all outcome measures.
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