Karlind T Moller

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This study compared the early cognitive and linguistic development of young children with cleft palate (N = 28) to that of noncleft children (N = 29). Measures included the Mental scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, the Minnesota Child Development Inventory, Mean Length of Utterance, and words acquired by 24 months. Children with cleft palate,(More)
Two groups of subjects, one with normal speech and one with hypernasal speech, spoke while hearing their voices unfiltered, low-pass filtered with cut-off frequencies of 1000, 500, and 300 Hz and high-pass filtered with cut-off frequencies of 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz. Measurements of nasalization were made with a miniature accelerometer attached to the side(More)
Ratings of speech samples of children with cleft palate were obtained from speech clinicians in a Cleft Palate Clinic, speech clinicians in the public schools, parents of children with clefts, parents of children without clefts, children with clefts and children without clefts. Analyses of the obtained ratings suggest that nasality and articulation ratings(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of speech perception, cognition, and implicit phonological learning on articulation skills of children with velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) and children with cleft palate or velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). DESIGN Cross-sectional group experimental design. PARTICIPANTS Eight children with VCFS and five children with(More)
The effects of listening conditions on speech ratings from trained listeners were assessed in a clinical setting. The listening conditions were: (1) while face-to-face with the patient; (2) while observing the patient through a mirror and listening via a sound system; and (3) while listening to a tape recording of the patient. Analysis of 100 patients rated(More)
OBJECTIVE Audible nasal emission is a common speech distortion observed in persons with cleft palate. This study examined the validity and reliability of perceptual judgments of audible nasal emission using interval scaling and magnitude estimation techniques. PARTICIPANTS Speech samples were collected from six adolescents with repaired cleft palate, all(More)
Groups of listeners and rating scales were used to study the effects of extended speaking on resonance and voice quality in eight adults with cleft palate and mild to moderate hypernasality and a matched group of noncleft adults, with normal resonance and voice quality. Authors interpret their findings as indicating that resonance changes were greater and(More)
The effects of puberty on the speech of persons with cleft palate and normal to moderate degrees of resonance distortion were investigated. Listeners were rated for resonance, articulation, and speech acceptability from recordings made prepuberty and postpuberty for 18 males who received no surgery during the time they went through puberty. Results suggest(More)
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