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The Phonological Awareness Abilities of Children with Cerebral Palsy who do not Speak (summary)

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awareness
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children
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Background
It is sometimes assumed that people who cannot speak are also unable to understand what is said to them, possibly because they haven't had the opportunity to develop an 'articulatory code' or a mental representation of words that are said to them because they have not been able to learn the motor patterns needed to use typical speech.

The Phonological Awareness Abilities of Children with Cerebral Palsy who do not Speak (short summary)

speech
awareness
of
children
with
cerebral
 
palsy

The authors compared the performance of groups of speaking and non-speaking children with cerebral palsy and a group without disabilities in a number of tasks which looked at their ability to detect, identify and manipulate the sound structure of language (phonological awareness).

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