Research - Clinical Studies
Clinical Study Title
Co-articulated oral stops as a component of posterior nasal fricatives produced by children with and without cleft palate
****** Not currently enrolling new participants in this Clinical Study. ******
Description/Purpose of the Study
This study was a retrospective investigation of deviant articulatory characteristics of children with and without repaired cleft palate who use posterior nasal fricatives (PNF) as a substitution for /s/ sounds. A PNF is a snort-like sound through the nose.
|IRB Study #:||09-1223|
|Principal Investigator:||David J. Zajac, PhD|
|UNC Department:||Dental Ecology|
Audio recordings of 32 children aged 4 to 12 years were analyzed. All children were evaluated as patients at the UNC Craniofacial Center for speech difficulties between May 1, 2006 and September 30, 2008. There were 18 girls and 14 boys.
Children who presented with known syndromes and/or sensorineural hearing loss were not studied.
|Name:||David D. Zajac|