Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert L. Casteel
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (104 p.)
Speech disorders in children, Stuttering in children
The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of specific disfluencies in 3 year old and 5 year old normal male children in terms of part-word repetitions, word repetitions, phrase repetitions, interjections, revision-incomplete phrases, disrhythmic phonations and tense pauses. The disfluencies were observed while each child spontaneously interacted with an investigator in a clinical room. Two questions were addressed:
1. Do three-year-old male children exhibit a higher overall frequency of disfluencies than five-yearold male children?
2. Do three-year-old male children exhibit a greater frequency of certain disfluencies than five-year old male children?
Christianson, Pamela Paguia, "Disfluencies in normal three-year-old and five-year-old male children" (1987). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3737.