Faculty Articles

Title

Oral Motor Control, Posturing, and Myofunctional Variables in 8-Year-Olds.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1992

Publication Title

Journal of Speech and Hearing Research

Volume

35

Issue/Number

6

First Page

1203

ISSN

0022-4685

Last Page

1208

Abstract/Excerpt

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.

DOI

10.1044/jshr.3506.1203

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