Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSearl, Jeffrey P.
dc.contributor.authorRauls, Stephanie Marcia
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-15T03:01:28Z
dc.date.available2008-09-15T03:01:28Z
dc.date.issued2008-09-02
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations2.umi.com/ku:2532
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/4160
dc.description.abstractThere are limited data regarding velopharyngeal (VP) aerodynamics for children younger than six years of age. Aerodynamic data can serve as evidence in the decision-making process regarding adequacy of VP function. Data available for older populations support the conclusion that VP aerodynamics do differ across the age ranges. Velopharyngeal aerodynamics from 32 children with typically developing speech were assessed. The purposes of the study were to describe VP aerodynamic measures in preschool-aged children, evaluate variables other than age as influential factors on these measures, describe stability over two recordings sessions, and compare preschool-aged to school-aged children. Findings were that preschool-aged children had VP aerodynamic measures similar to those from school-aged children. Body size measurements of height, weight, head circumference, chest circumference and cross-sectional VP area were not strong correlates to the VP measures. Nasal flow measures were stable over two recordings, but oral pressure was higher at the second recording.
dc.format.extent111 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectHealth sciences
dc.subjectSpeech pathology
dc.subjectOral pressure
dc.subjectNasal flow
dc.subjectVelopharyngeal area
dc.subjectSpeech in young children
dc.subjectVelopharyngeal aerodynamics
dc.titleOral Air Pressure, Nasal Air Flow, and Velopharyngeal Area in the Speech of Young Children
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberCarpenter, Mary A
dc.contributor.cmtememberDaniels, Debora B.
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineHearing and Speech
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record