Classroom Teacher and Speech Clinician Severity Ratings of Different Speech Disorders Typical examples of four different speech disorders—voice, cleft palate, articulation, and stuttering—were ranked for severity by kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade, and third-grade teachers and by public school speech clinicians. Results indicated that classroom teachers, as a group, moderately agreed with speech clinicians regarding the severity of different speech disorders, and classroom ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1975
Classroom Teacher and Speech Clinician Severity Ratings of Different Speech Disorders
 
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  • Robert T. Wertz is a research speech pathologist, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, 2300 Overlook Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin 53705. Requests for reprints may be addressed to him there. Michael D. Mead is a speech pathologist with the Arapahoe Mental Health Center, Denver, Colorado.
    Robert T. Wertz is a research speech pathologist, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, 2300 Overlook Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin 53705. Requests for reprints may be addressed to him there. Michael D. Mead is a speech pathologist with the Arapahoe Mental Health Center, Denver, Colorado.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1975
Classroom Teacher and Speech Clinician Severity Ratings of Different Speech Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1975, Vol. 6, 119-124. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0603.119
History: Received July 20, 1794 , Accepted October 18, 1974
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1975, Vol. 6, 119-124. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0603.119
History: Received July 20, 1794; Accepted October 18, 1974

Typical examples of four different speech disorders—voice, cleft palate, articulation, and stuttering—were ranked for severity by kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade, and third-grade teachers and by public school speech clinicians. Results indicated that classroom teachers, as a group, moderately agreed with speech clinicians regarding the severity of different speech disorders, and classroom teachers displayed significantly more agreement among themselves than did the speech clinicians.

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