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The contribution of muscle tone abnormalities to the speech production of children with motor speech disorders is unclear. This investigation was designed to assess jaw tension in children with hypertonia (e.g., spastic cerebral palsy), hypotonia (e.g. Down syndrome), and healthy speech using novel physiologic approaches.

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This page is a summary of: Indirect Estimates of Jaw Muscle Tension in Children With Suspected Hypertonia, Children With Suspected Hypotonia, and Matched Controls, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, February 2013, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/11-0161).
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