Audiovisual vowel monitoring and the word superiority effect in children

The goal of this study was to explore whether viewing the speaker’s articulatory gestures contributes to lexical access in children (ages 5–10) and in adults. The authors suggest that visual speech mostly contributes to phonemic—rather than lexical processing during childhood, at least until the age of 10.

Fort, Mathilda, Spinelli, Elsa, Savariaux, Christophe, and Kandel, Sonia. (2012). Audiovisual vowel monitoring and the word superiority effect in children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38, 457-467.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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