Disfluent Speech Behavior of Preschool Children, High School Seniors, and Geriatric Persons This investigation ascertained the types and frequency of disfluencies exhibited in the spontaneous speech of three groups of 15 nonstuttering subjects: preschool children, high school seniors, and geriatric persons. Occurrences of types of disfluencies were identified from tape recordings of subjects' responses to CAT cards. The results indicated not only ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1972
Disfluent Speech Behavior of Preschool Children, High School Seniors, and Geriatric Persons
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ehud Yairi
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Noel F. Clifton, Jr.
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1972
Disfluent Speech Behavior of Preschool Children, High School Seniors, and Geriatric Persons
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 714-719. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.714
History: Received August 31, 1971
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 714-719. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.714
History: Received August 31, 1971

This investigation ascertained the types and frequency of disfluencies exhibited in the spontaneous speech of three groups of 15 nonstuttering subjects: preschool children, high school seniors, and geriatric persons. Occurrences of types of disfluencies were identified from tape recordings of subjects' responses to CAT cards. The results indicated not only that geriatric and preschool subjects exhibited similar disfluency patterns, but that frequency of occurrence of disfluencies was significantly greater in these two groups than in the high school group.

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