Vocal Abuse Behaviors in Young Children To determine if use of specific vocal behaviors was perceived to change across age, parents of 834 children, aged 3 to 7 years, rated 16 voice usage items for frequency of occurrence. Results of the data analysis indicated that parental perception of voice usage was directly related to a child's ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1993
Vocal Abuse Behaviors in Young Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Richard D. Saniga
    University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
  • Margaret F. Carlin
    University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
  • Contact author: Richard D. Saniga, PhD, Speech & Hearing Clinic, University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station, Box 5092, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5092.
    Contact author: Richard D. Saniga, PhD, Speech & Hearing Clinic, University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station, Box 5092, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5092.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Research Articles
Research Article   |   April 01, 1993
Vocal Abuse Behaviors in Young Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1993, Vol. 24, 79-83. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2402.79
History: Received October 14, 1991 , Accepted April 23, 1992
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1993, Vol. 24, 79-83. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2402.79
History: Received October 14, 1991; Accepted April 23, 1992

To determine if use of specific vocal behaviors was perceived to change across age, parents of 834 children, aged 3 to 7 years, rated 16 voice usage items for frequency of occurrence. Results of the data analysis indicated that parental perception of voice usage was directly related to a child's age. Specifically, as the child's age increased, voice usage became more conservative. Frequency tables for vocal behaviors across age were developed.

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