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ERIC Number: EJ951242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-5829
The Effects of Swim Training on Respiratory Aspects of Speech Production in Adolescents with Down Syndrome
Casey, Amanda Faith; Emes, Claudia
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, v28 n4 p326-341 Oct 2011
Reduced respiratory muscle strength in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) may affect speech respiratory variables such as maximum phonation duration (MPD), initiation volume, and expired mean airflow. Researchers randomly assigned adolescents with DS (N = 28) to either 12 weeks of swim training (DS-ST) or a control group (DS-NT). Repeated measures MANOVA demonstrated a significant increase in MPD for DS-ST participants from pretest to posttest, t(11) = -3.44, p = 0.006, that was not maintained at follow-up, t(11) = 6.680, p less than 0.001. No significant change was observed for DS-NT participants across time, F(2, 11) = 4.20, p = 0.044. The lack of long-term change in DS-ST participants may be related to the relatively short training period. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada