Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (57 p.)

Subjects

Children -- Language

DOI

10.15760/etd.2471

Abstract

Measurement of maximum duration of phonation has been suggested by several voice experts as a clinical tool for assessing vocal function (Arnold, 1955; Irwin, 1965; Yanagihara, Koike and von Leden, 1966; and Boone, 1971). Most of the investigations of maximum phonation time have been conducted using adult populations. exceptions to this can be found in the studies by Launer (1971) and Coombs (1976). An apparent need, therefore, existed to investigate maximum phonation time in children.

The present study was designed to investigate the affects of age, sex, height, weight and vital capacity on the maximum duration of phonation of sustained /a/ in children eight and ten years of age when controlling for pitch and intensity.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Speech Communication: with an emphasis in Speech pathology/Audiology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15906

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