Changes in Oropharyngeal Cavity Size of Dysarthric Children Subjects were six cerebral palsied children with significant velopharyngeal dysfunction. The following hypothesis was tested: no decrease in the oropharyngeal cavity size will occur during vowel production following the insertion of a velopharyngeal prosthesis. Cinefluorographic measurements revealed a general decrease in oropharyngeal cavity size during low vowel production once a ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1969
Changes in Oropharyngeal Cavity Size of Dysarthric Children
 
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  • Ronald Netsell
    The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1969
Changes in Oropharyngeal Cavity Size of Dysarthric Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1969, Vol. 12, 646-649. doi:10.1044/jshr.1203.646
History: Received March 25, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1969, Vol. 12, 646-649. doi:10.1044/jshr.1203.646
History: Received March 25, 1968

Subjects were six cerebral palsied children with significant velopharyngeal dysfunction. The following hypothesis was tested: no decrease in the oropharyngeal cavity size will occur during vowel production following the insertion of a velopharyngeal prosthesis. Cinefluorographic measurements revealed a general decrease in oropharyngeal cavity size during low vowel production once a prosthesis was inserted. Significant changes were not observed in the high vowel comparisons.

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