The efficacy of training parents to deliver multiple oppositions intervention to children with speech sound disorders

Sugden, Eleanor and Baker, Elise and Williams, Lynn and Munro, Natalie and Trivette, Carol (2018) The efficacy of training parents to deliver multiple oppositions intervention to children with speech sound disorders. In: Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, 2018-05-27 - 2018-05-30.

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    Abstract

    Optimal outcomes for phonology-based speech sound disorders (SSDs) can be achieved when intervention is delivered at high frequencies, such as 3 x week. However, many speech pathologists (SLPs) in Australia are unable to deliver such frequent services, with intervention typically being delivered weekly. One strategy to overcome this intensity shortfall is to engage parents in completing practice at home. The efficacy of this strategy is unclear. The results of this study showed that combined parent-SLP delivery of multiple oppositions can be used to achieve the recommended dose frequency of intervention. Child outcomes were likely influenced by multiple factors, including dosage, fidelity, and the nature of the child’s SSD. Implications for clinical practice will be discussed.