Oral Structural and Neuromuscular Characteristics in Children with Normal and Disordered Articulation The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any signs of structural and/or neuromuscular aberrations in the speech mechanisms of children who were previously diagnosed as having "functional" articulation disorders. These children were compared with a group of normally articulating children. Results of in-depth oral mechanism ... Research Article
Research Article  |   May 01, 1985
Oral Structural and Neuromuscular Characteristics in Children with Normal and Disordered Articulation
 
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Research Article   |   May 01, 1985
Oral Structural and Neuromuscular Characteristics in Children with Normal and Disordered Articulation
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1985, Vol. 50, 150-156. doi:10.1044/jshd.5002.150
History: Received November 14, 1983 , Accepted January 5, 1985
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1985, Vol. 50, 150-156. doi:10.1044/jshd.5002.150
History: Received November 14, 1983; Accepted January 5, 1985

The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any signs of structural and/or neuromuscular aberrations in the speech mechanisms of children who were previously diagnosed as having "functional" articulation disorders. These children were compared with a group of normally articulating children. Results of in-depth oral mechanism examinations revealed no significant differences between these groups on any of the measures made. The clinical implications of such findings are discussed.

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