Comparison of the computer-aided articulation therapy application with printed material in children with speech sound disorders
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CitationDural, R. ve Ünal-Logacev, Ö. (2018). Comparison of the computer-aided articulation therapy application with printed material in children with speech sound disorders. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 109, 89-95. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.03.029
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to develop an iPad application for computer-aided articulation therapy called the Turkish Articulation Therapy Application (TARTU), and make comparisons between the efficacy of TARTU and printed material. Method: A single subject research design, adapted alternating treatments model, was used for this purpose. The study was carried out with 2 children, at the age of 5; 1 and 5; 11, both of whom have a speech sound disorder. The comparison between TARTU and printed material effectiveness was compared for three target sounds (/k/, /integral/ and /1/). 12 therapy sessions were carried out three times a week using the behavioural approach. One participant received therapy targeting the sound /k/ using TARTU, while printed material used for the sound /integral/. The targeted sounds were switched for the second participant. Sound /l/ was left without any intervention. Result: The target sound met the criterion with TARTU in one participant, and with printed material in the other participant. Conclusion: The presentation type of the materials did not play an important role in the success of the therapy on the participants.