ERIC Number: EJ532458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Does Speech Emerge from Earlier Appearing Oral Motor Behaviors?.
Moore, Christopher A.; Ruark, Jacki L.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v39 n5 p1034-47 Oct 1996
This study of the oral motor behaviors of seven toddlers (age 15 months) may be interpreted to indicate that: (1) mandibular coordination follows a developmental continuum from earlier emerging behaviors, such as chewing and sucking, through babbling, to speech, or (2) unique task demands give rise to distinct mandibular coordinative constraints that develop independently of other behaviors. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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