Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert L. Casteel
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (86 p.)
Children -- Language, Stuttering in children
Development of fluency has always been an important focus of stuttering research. However, to date there are no standardized norms on the development of fluency. Reliable and valid information regarding the normal development of fluency is necessary in order to deferentially diagnose normal disfluency from incipient stuttering. Establishment of norms for part-word repetitions is especially important since this type of disfluency has traditionally been considered an indicator of early stuttering. The present study sought to contribute to the investigation of the development of fluency by examining the frequency of occurrence of repetitions in 30- to 36-month-old males.
Herrick, Stephanie, "Repetitions in the speech of normal two year old males" (1987). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3746.