The Incidence of Voice and Speech Deviations in a Middle School Population A survey of the speech and voice skills of 999 middle-school (grades six to eight) children was conducted in a rural, university-based community. Seventeen percent of this population demonstrated inadequate voice, articulation, or fluency. The results indicate a need for continued management of youngsters with communicative disorders through the middle-school ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1979
The Incidence of Voice and Speech Deviations in a Middle School Population
 
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  • Genese A. Warr-Leeper is an assistant professor of communicative disorders, Program in Communicative Disorders, Social Sciences Center, Room 8402, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Rita S. McShea is a former instructor of speech in the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Oklahoma State University. Herbert A. Leeper, Jr. is an associate professor of communicative disorders, Program in Communicative Disorders, University of Western Ontario.
    Genese A. Warr-Leeper is an assistant professor of communicative disorders, Program in Communicative Disorders, Social Sciences Center, Room 8402, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Rita S. McShea is a former instructor of speech in the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Oklahoma State University. Herbert A. Leeper, Jr. is an associate professor of communicative disorders, Program in Communicative Disorders, University of Western Ontario.×
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1979
The Incidence of Voice and Speech Deviations in a Middle School Population
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1979, Vol. 10, 14-20. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1001.14
History: Received April 8, 1977 , Accepted June 5, 1978
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1979, Vol. 10, 14-20. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1001.14
History: Received April 8, 1977; Accepted June 5, 1978

A survey of the speech and voice skills of 999 middle-school (grades six to eight) children was conducted in a rural, university-based community. Seventeen percent of this population demonstrated inadequate voice, articulation, or fluency. The results indicate a need for continued management of youngsters with communicative disorders through the middle-school grades.

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