The simple reaction time paradigm, incorporating a variable foreperiod, was used to investigate relative contributions of the respiratory and laryngeal systems to mild and severe stutterers' prolonged acoustic laryngeal reaction time (LRT) values. Prephonatory kinematic data were analyzed in terms of frequency of initiation, timing, and organization of… (More)
People who stutter are frequently viewed as more anxious than nonstutterers and as being depressed. Further, a strong and pervasive stereotype is held by nonstutterers that people who stutter are guarded, nervous, and tense. This study examined self-perceptions of general state and trait anxiety, depression, and communication attitude in matched groups of… (More)
This study investigated the effects of long-term tracheostomy on the development of speech. Eight children who underwent tracheotomy during the prelingual period were compared to matched controls on selected spectral parameters of the speech acoustic signal and standard measures of oral-motor, phonologic, and articulatory proficiency. Analysis of formant… (More)
A case is presented for cost-effectively creating custom DTDs for an organization by non-SGML experts using tools that automatically create DTDs from tagged text. Such tools make it practical and easy to create DTDs without having to hire consultants or invest heavily to develop internal SGML expertise. The specific tool focused on is the SGML Document… (More)
The role of New Zealand health professional training institutions in capacity building in the Pacific region. otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.