Some Observations concerning the Cheering Behavior of School-Girl Cheerleaders The frequency characteristics of cheers produced by 102 cheerleaders aged 13–17 years were analyzed, and vocal history information was obtained. Results suggest that the incidence of voice problems in this population is higher than in the general population. Reports of vocal problems increased as a function of age and number ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1983
Some Observations concerning the Cheering Behavior of School-Girl Cheerleaders
 
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  • Moya L. Andrews and Kennon H. Shank are affiliated with the Speech and Hearing Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Requests for reprints should be sent to K. H. Shank at this address.
    Moya L. Andrews and Kennon H. Shank are affiliated with the Speech and Hearing Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Requests for reprints should be sent to K. H. Shank at this address.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1983
Some Observations concerning the Cheering Behavior of School-Girl Cheerleaders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1983, Vol. 14, 150-156. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1403.150
History: Received September 25, 1981 , Accepted January 28, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1983, Vol. 14, 150-156. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1403.150
History: Received September 25, 1981; Accepted January 28, 1982

The frequency characteristics of cheers produced by 102 cheerleaders aged 13–17 years were analyzed, and vocal history information was obtained. Results suggest that the incidence of voice problems in this population is higher than in the general population. Reports of vocal problems increased as a function of age and number of years of cheerleading activity. Sample voice conservation strategies for cheerleaders are provided.

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