PORTUGUESE JOURNAL OF SPEECH THERAPY
RPTF | VOLUME 2 | YEAR II
The multidimensional impact of changes in phonological processing
Rosa Barbosa | Paula Faria
Purpose: To provide a better understanding of the consequences, by identifying the ones mentioned by three youngsters, based on their formal education from primary to secondary school.
Methods: An observational, descriptive and qualitative method study was carried out. A semi-structured interview was conducted with each one of the three interviewees. Before the actual application of the instrument, it was reviewed by a specialist in the field of qualitative investigation and content analysis. The data collected on this basis were subsequently processed and analyzed via a content analysis technique, with a posterior definition of categories, which has resulted in five categories and eighteen subcategories.
Results: Some items have been identified, which fall within the school, emotional and social consequences reported in the literature, many of which were experienced by the three interviewees throughout their formal education.
Conclusion: As mentioned by the scarce literature on the subject, the changes in phonological processing, the phonological disorder and the difficulties with reading and writing, which are directly and indirectly associated, respectively have multidimensional consequences on an individual’s life and may remain or evolve throughout adolescence and adulthood.
KEYWORDS: Changes in phonological processing; phonological disorder; difficulties with reading and writing; formal education; multidimensional consequences .