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Oral Motor Control, Posturing, and Myofunctional Variables in 8-Year-Olds.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research
  • Stephen C. Messer, Nova Southeastern University
  • S. T. Hale
  • G. D. Kellum
  • J. F. Richardson
  • S. Sisakun
  • Alan M. Gross
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-1992
Keywords
  • Articulation Disorders,
  • Lip,
  • Psychomotor Performance,
  • Speech Disorders,
  • Speech Production Measurement,
  • Tongue
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
One hundred thirty-three rural second graders were evaluated for diadochokinetic abilities and myofunctional variables. Single-syllable diadochokinetic rates were significantly correlated with open-mouth resting postures. Slow trisyllable diadochokinetic rates were significantly correlated with a dentalized resting tongue posture and dentalized swallow patterns. The implications of these relationships are discussed.
DOI
10.1044/jshr.3506.1203
Citation Information
Stephen C. Messer, S. T. Hale, G. D. Kellum, J. F. Richardson, et al.. "Oral Motor Control, Posturing, and Myofunctional Variables in 8-Year-Olds." Journal of Speech and Hearing Research Vol. 35 Iss. 6 (1992) p. 1203 - 1208 ISSN: 0022-4685
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen-messer/75/