DeLTA Center Roundtable Philip Combiths "Complexity in language learning: The case of phonological intervention"
Speech sound disorders account for nearly half of all childhood communication impairments. These salient communication disorders also have a relatively stagnant history of traditional, bottom-up remediation approaches designed for mainstream, monolingual English speakers. These traditional approaches may not be optimized for efficiency or maximizing generalized learning. Further, the evidence base fails to address the complex language backgrounds of many children with speech sound disorders. We will discuss language learning and complexity in the context of a speech intervention study for Spanish-English bilingual children.