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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


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Contact Information

Name: David D. Zajac
Phone: 919-966-1362