ERIC Number: EJ444391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Effects of Long-Term Tracheostomy on Spectral Characteristics of Vowel Production.
Kamen, Ruth Saletsky; Watson, Ben C.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v34 n5 p1057-65 Oct 1991
Eight preschool children who underwent tracheotomy during the prelingual period were compared to matched controls on a variety of speech measures. Children with tracheotomies showed reduced acoustic vowel space, suggesting they were limited in their ability to produce extreme vocal tract configurations for vowels postdecannulation. Oral motor patterns were also less mature. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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