Speech-Related Breathing in Infants: How Much Do We Really Know? A rich area of research is the question of how infants learn to use the respiratory system to produce increasingly complex utterances during the first 2 years of life. Understanding infant speech-related breathing is foundational to properly describing human speech development. This article serves as a brief introduction to research ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2013
Speech-Related Breathing in Infants: How Much Do We Really Know?
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  • Douglas F. Parham
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Disclosure: Douglas F. Parham has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   July 01, 2013
Speech-Related Breathing in Infants: How Much Do We Really Know?
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2013, Vol. 23, 27-33. doi:10.1044/ssod23.1.27
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2013, Vol. 23, 27-33. doi:10.1044/ssod23.1.27

A rich area of research is the question of how infants learn to use the respiratory system to produce increasingly complex utterances during the first 2 years of life. Understanding infant speech-related breathing is foundational to properly describing human speech development. This article serves as a brief introduction to research on speech-related breathing in infancy. The goal of this summary article is to provide a springboard—and an invitation—for researchers interested in pursuing the respiratory aspects of early speech development.

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