the efficacy of the core vocabulary intervention in a child with AIDS with speech disorder

Document Type : Case Report


1 Esfahan university of medical science. rehabilitation colledge

2 Esfahan university of medical science

3 university of social Welfare and rehabilition sciences



Introduction: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a human immune system infectious disease which can involve speech, language and learning areas in children. In these children, one of the speech impairments is inconsistent of the articulation errors. Therefore, core vocabulary approach, may be an appropriate intervention which is used in these people. According to limited researches in this area, the aim of this study is, Investigation of the core vocabulary intervention ‘effect in a child with HIV.
Material and Methods: The present study, as a case report, investigates the effect of the core vocabulary intervention in a child who was 5 years old with AIDS. According to speech assessment, he got inconsistent scores above of 40 percent for articulation errors. Also, he had constant phonological processes and the most of them was, substitution process. Inconsistent in speech and phonological process were affective factors in decreasing speech intelligibility. So, core vocabulary approach was used for increasing the consistent speech and also intelligibility.
Results: core vocabulary approache causes increasing of consistent speech and intelligibility with inconsistent score of 25 percent in this child with HIV.
Conclusion: According to the present study and existence of speech disorder and decreasing of intelligibility in the child and limited researches in this area, it needs more investigation in such this therapeutic approache by therapist in the children with HIV.