Relation with the Severity of Phonological Disorders and the Staggered Spondaic Word Test Results
Introduction: Studies demonstrate that children with phonological disorders can have auditory processing disorders.
Objectives: To relate the results of the Staggered Spondaic Word (SSW) test with the severity degree of phonological disorders, based on secondary data of phonological evaluations of children.
Methods: It was selected 16 subjects between the ages of 5 and 10 years, diagnosed with phonological disorder from the database VALDEF (approve CEP no. 621047), relating each degree of severity and the results of the SSW.
Results: Of the subjects analyzed, all of those who had severe had decrease in left and right competitive, making omissions and substitutions. Of those with moderate-severe degree, all made omissions and substitutions, of which 75% had decrease competitive in left and right, and 25% had only the right competitive lowered. Subjects with medium-moderate degree, 75% have the right and the left competitive decrease and 25% have only left competitive lowered, making omissions and substitutions, while 25% also underwent reversals. Finally, the subjects with medium degree, 75% had left and the right competitive downgraded and 25% had normal competitive, these subjects received only 25% inversions, 50% had omissions and substitutions, and the remaining 25% held omissions, substitutions, and inversions.
Conclusion: Based on the results it is concludes that, in this sample, auditory processing analysis, as the results of the SSW test, only 6.25% of children with phonological disorder evaluated not have a decrease in both ears and that 75% of children have relegation in both ears.
Keywords: Phonological disorders, auditory processing, SSW.