Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Upper Airways During Speech Production: A Developmental Perspective The aerodynamic evaluation of individuals with suspected velopharyngeal dysfunction requires normative data appropriate to age and gender. This is true whether velopharyngeal inadequacy (VPI) results from congenital causes, such as cleft palate, or acquired causes, such as traumatic brain injury or degenerative neurologic disease. For the past 5 years, our ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 1997
Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Upper Airways During Speech Production: A Developmental Perspective
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  • David J. Zajac
    Craniofacial Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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Article   |   December 01, 1997
Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Upper Airways During Speech Production: A Developmental Perspective
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, December 1997, Vol. 7, 18-23. doi:10.1044/ssod7.1.18
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, December 1997, Vol. 7, 18-23. doi:10.1044/ssod7.1.18
Acknowledgments
This research was funded by an National Institutes of Health First Award, Grant No. R29– DE10175 from the National Institute of Dental Research. Portions of these findings were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, April 1997, New Orleans, LA. The author thanks Wendy Kubanscek, Amy Sauder, and Jennifer Thomas for various aspects of data collection and analysis. A special thanks goes out to the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of the Woodland Hills School District, Churchill, PA.
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