Delayed Auditory Feedback with Children There is a controversy in the literature concerning the effects of delayed auditory feedback (DAF) on the speech of subjects of varying ages, In the current experiment the subjects were five-year-olds, eight-year-olds and adult speakers who performed a sentence repetition task under: 0-delay, 250, 375, 500, and 625 msec of ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1980
Delayed Auditory Feedback with Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gerald M. Siegel
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Christine A. Fehst
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Sharon R. Garber
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Herbert L. Pick, Jr.
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1980
Delayed Auditory Feedback with Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1980, Vol. 23, 802-813. doi:10.1044/jshr.2304.802
History: Received July 13, 1979 , Accepted August 21, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1980, Vol. 23, 802-813. doi:10.1044/jshr.2304.802
History: Received July 13, 1979; Accepted August 21, 1979

There is a controversy in the literature concerning the effects of delayed auditory feedback (DAF) on the speech of subjects of varying ages, In the current experiment the subjects were five-year-olds, eight-year-olds and adult speakers who performed a sentence repetition task under: 0-delay, 250, 375, 500, and 625 msec of amplified delayed auditory feedback. All subjects performed the task under normal rate instructions and under instructions to speak as rapidly as possible. A developmental pattern emerged, with the youngest children significantly more affected by the DAF than the older children or the adults. There was only weak evidence for a critical delay interval that varied according to age of the subjects. Rate instructions had essentially no effect on the DAF or age patterns.

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