Prevalence of Speech Problems in Junior and Senior High Schools The prevalence of speech problems in a junior and senior high-school population was studied. Speech problems were observed in 5.5% of 5054 junior and senior highschool students in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, City Schools. Stuttering and articulatory disorders were the most frequently observed speech disorders, each having an incidence of 2.1%. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1973
Prevalence of Speech Problems in Junior and Senior High Schools
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Susan Kaye Gillespie
    Intermediate Special Services Unit, Grove City, Pennsylvania
  • Eugene B. Cooper
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1973
Prevalence of Speech Problems in Junior and Senior High Schools
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1973, Vol. 16, 739-743. doi:10.1044/jshr.1604.739
History: Received March 5, 1973 , Accepted October 15, 1973
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1973, Vol. 16, 739-743. doi:10.1044/jshr.1604.739
History: Received March 5, 1973; Accepted October 15, 1973

The prevalence of speech problems in a junior and senior high-school population was studied. Speech problems were observed in 5.5% of 5054 junior and senior highschool students in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, City Schools. Stuttering and articulatory disorders were the most frequently observed speech disorders, each having an incidence of 2.1%.

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