A Comparative Study of Phonological Awareness Ability between Articulatorily-disordered and Phonologically-disordered Preschool Children

취학전 조음장애와 음운장애 아동의 음운인식능력 비교

  • 김기범 (고신대학교 보건대학원 임상언어치료/소리나라 언어발달 치료센터) ;
  • 김기주 (소리나라 언어발달 치료센터) ;
  • 권순복 (부산대학교 인문대학 언어정보학과) ;
  • 이강대 (고신대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실)
  • Published : 2007.09.30


The purpose of this study is to examine the phonological awareness ability of preschool children with speech disorders. Subjects were composed of 18 articulatorily-disordered preschool children and 18 phonologically-disordered children of 4-6 years old. Percent of correct consonants and phonological awareness ability were tested. Results showed as follows: First, there was no remarkable difference between the two groups in percent of correct consonants. Second, the average of the total scores of the phonological awareness test showed a remarkable difference between the two groups. The same result was found in the small groups classified by the age. Because there was a remarkable difference in the phonological awareness ability in the test groups, the phonological awareness ability can be employed as an important parameter to distinguish articulatorily-disordered children from phonologically-disordered children.