Disfluencies in the Speech of Language-Delayed Children This study attempted to determine whether language-delayed children receiving language therapy and language-delayed children not receiving language therapy differed from each other and from normal controls in the amount and type of disfluencies in their speech. Comparisons of disfluencies in tape-recorded speech samples of three groups indicated that the one ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1981
Disfluencies in the Speech of Language-Delayed Children
 
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  • Ruth Merits-Patterson
    Halifax County School Board, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Charles G. Reed
    University of Montana, Missoula
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1981
Disfluencies in the Speech of Language-Delayed Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1981, Vol. 24, 55-58. doi:10.1044/jshr.2401.55
History: Received August 6, 1979 , Accepted December 27, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1981, Vol. 24, 55-58. doi:10.1044/jshr.2401.55
History: Received August 6, 1979; Accepted December 27, 1979

This study attempted to determine whether language-delayed children receiving language therapy and language-delayed children not receiving language therapy differed from each other and from normal controls in the amount and type of disfluencies in their speech. Comparisons of disfluencies in tape-recorded speech samples of three groups indicated that the one group of language-delayed children who received language therapy had significantly more word and part-word repetitions than the other two groups.

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