Speech Intelligibility in Children With Speech Disorders Intelligibility is a critical component of effective communication. For children with significant speech disorders, intelligibility often has detrimental impact on functional communication and social participation. In this article, I consider the concept of intelligibility using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health-2 (ICF-2; 2001) model and ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2012
Speech Intelligibility in Children With Speech Disorders
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  • Katherine C. Hustad
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders
Article   |   January 01, 2012
Speech Intelligibility in Children With Speech Disorders
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, January 2012, Vol. 19, 7-11. doi:10.1044/lle19.1.7
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, January 2012, Vol. 19, 7-11. doi:10.1044/lle19.1.7

Intelligibility is a critical component of effective communication. For children with significant speech disorders, intelligibility often has detrimental impact on functional communication and social participation. In this article, I consider the concept of intelligibility using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health-2 (ICF-2; 2001) model and the concepts of an intelligibility-oriented approach to treatment.

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