A Therapeutic Technique for the Improvement of Lingua-Alveolar Valving Abilities This study was designed to determine if a remedial program using a bite-block device could inhibit hypermandibular activity (HMA) and thereby improve the lingua-alveolar valving (LAV) abilities of four school-age children who demonstrated multiple lingua-alveolar (LA) phonemic errors. The results revealed significant improvements in LAV and LA phoneme articulatory skills ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1978
A Therapeutic Technique for the Improvement of Lingua-Alveolar Valving Abilities
 
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  • James Paul Dworkin holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Section of Speech Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55901. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Portions of this paper were presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Houston, 1976.
    James Paul Dworkin holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Section of Speech Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55901. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Portions of this paper were presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Houston, 1976.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1978
A Therapeutic Technique for the Improvement of Lingua-Alveolar Valving Abilities
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1978, Vol. 9, 169-175. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0903.169
History: Received June 30, 1977 , Accepted March 5, 1978
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1978, Vol. 9, 169-175. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0903.169
History: Received June 30, 1977; Accepted March 5, 1978

This study was designed to determine if a remedial program using a bite-block device could inhibit hypermandibular activity (HMA) and thereby improve the lingua-alveolar valving (LAV) abilities of four school-age children who demonstrated multiple lingua-alveolar (LA) phonemic errors. The results revealed significant improvements in LAV and LA phoneme articulatory skills in all of the children who used the bite-block device to reduce HMA subsequent to comprehensive training sessions.

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