Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert L. Casteel
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology
1 online resource (94 p.)
Speech disorders in children -- Longitudinal studies, Stuttering in children -- Longitudinal studies
Investigations into the speech of normal children have indicated that disfluencies are common. It is important for the Speech Language Pathologist to have knowledge of normal disfluencies for differential diagnosis, parent counseling, and in order to plan strategies for intervention.
The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of disfluencies in 4 year old and 6 year old normal male children to the frequency of disfluencies when they were 3 years old and 5 years old respectively.
Cox, Mary B., "A longitudinal study of the disfluencies of four and six year old children" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3865.