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

Eleanor Sugden, Elise Baker, Lynn Williams, Natalie Munro, Carol Trivette

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2018
EventSpeech Pathology Australia National Conference - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 27 May 201830 May 2018


ConferenceSpeech Pathology Australia National Conference


  • speech sound disorders
  • SSDs
  • children
  • speech therapy
  • parent training

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