What is it about?

Children with cerebral palsy frequently demonstrate auditory-perceptual characteristics, like inappropriate phrasing, reduced stress, and/or voice quality changes, that may be related to respiratory physiologic impairments. However, there is little information about how the respiratory system supports speech production in these children. This study examined speech breathing during two connected speech tasks in children with cerebral palsy and typically developing peers.

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Why is it important?

This study is the first to examine speech breathing during reading and extemporaneous speech tasks in children with cerebral palsy. These data will serve as the foundation for the development of interventions to specifically target speech breathing impairment in children with cerebral palsy.

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This page is a summary of: A Descriptive Study of Speech Breathing in Children With Cerebral Palsy During Two Types of Connected Speech Tasks, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, December 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00295.
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