ERIC Number: EJ530700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Actifier: A Device for Neurophysiological Studies of Orofacial Control in Human Infants.
Finan, Donald S.; Barlow, Steven M.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v39 n4 p833-38 Aug 1996
This study examined responsiveness of the suck central pattern generator to external stimulation, based on premise that early control of sucking and smiling sets stage for more differentiated use of orofacial muscle system for speech. A device for the stimulation of intraoral tissues in neonates, called the actifier, features a wide frequency range for mechanical stimulation and the capacity for transducing jaw compression during sucking. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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