Oral Motor Control, Posturing, and Myofunctional Variables in 8-Year-Olds.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research
One hundred thirty-three rural second graders were evaluated for diadochokinetic abilities and myofunctional variables. Single-syllable diadochokinetic rates were significantly correlated with open-mouth resting postures. Slow trisyllable diadochokinetic rates were significantly correlated with a dentalized resting tongue posture and dentalized swallow patterns. The implications of these relationships are discussed.
Messer, S. C.,
Hale, S. T.,
Kellum, G. D.,
Richardson, J. F.,
Gross, A. M.
(1992). Oral Motor Control, Posturing, and Myofunctional Variables in 8-Year-Olds.. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35(6), 1203-1208.
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