Speaking Rates of Young Children Conversational samples were elicited from 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old normal-speaking children. Speech rates were measured per age group by the traditional overall method and by the articulatory rate method, which uses only fluent sequences. No statistically significant differences in speaking rate were observed across the three age groups. The clinical ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1989
Speaking Rates of Young Children
 
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  • Rebekah H. Pindzola is in the Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Melissa M.Jenkins is with the Madison County Schools, Huntsville, AL. Kari J. Lokken is with the Osseo Area Schools, Osseo, MN.
    Rebekah H. Pindzola is in the Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Melissa M.Jenkins is with the Madison County Schools, Huntsville, AL. Kari J. Lokken is with the Osseo Area Schools, Osseo, MN.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1989
Speaking Rates of Young Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1989, Vol. 20, 133-138. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2002.133
History: Received October 26, 1987 , Accepted August 11, 1988
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1989, Vol. 20, 133-138. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2002.133
History: Received October 26, 1987; Accepted August 11, 1988

Conversational samples were elicited from 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old normal-speaking children. Speech rates were measured per age group by the traditional overall method and by the articulatory rate method, which uses only fluent sequences. No statistically significant differences in speaking rate were observed across the three age groups. The clinical utility of normative rates is discussed with regard to fluency assessment and intervention.

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