Advisor

Robert L. Casteel

Date of Award

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (104 p.)

Subjects

Speech disorders in children, Stuttering in children

DOI

10.15760/etd.5621

Abstract

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?

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21134

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