Mary A Hardin-Jones

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This study compared the prelinguistic vocal development of 9-month-old babies with unrepaired cleft palate (n = 30) and age-matched peers (n = 15). Samples of the babies' spontaneous vocalizations were obtained while they interacted with their primary caregiver during play. The groups were compared on a number of variables including (a) canonical babbling(More)
This study examined the relationship between speech measures at presurgery/9 months and postsurgery/13 months and speech and language performance at 21 months for children with cleft lip and palate and their noncleft peers. Comparisons were also made between the speech and lexical development of children with cleft lip and palate and noncleft children at 21(More)
Forty children with mild to severe hearing losses were administered a battery of speech and language tasks. The children's speech was characterized by misarticulation of affricates and fricatives, mild-moderate hoarseness, mild resonance problems, and good intelligibility. Their language samples included syntactic errors, primarily involving the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE To replicate and to extend a previous study examining the conversational skills of children with cleft lip and palate. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-four children (33 to 44 months) participated: 17 children with cleft lip and palate and 17 noncleft children. METHODS The children were observed during an interaction with caregivers in their homes. Samples(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the speech production abilities of children with cleft palate before and after palate repair. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-eight children participated in the study, 14 with cleft palate and 14 without clefts matched for age, gender, and mothers' educational level. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Comparisons were made between the children with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present investigation was conducted to examine the prevalence of preschoolers with cleft palate who require speech therapy, demonstrate significant nasalization of speech, and produce compensatory articulations. The relationship among these three dependent variables and the independent variables of cleft type and age of primary palatal surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the ability of speech-language pathologists to transcribe compensatory articulation errors. DESIGN Speech-language pathologists phonetically transcribed audiorecordings of 130 monosyllabic words, 70 of which contained compensatory articulations. PARTICIPANTS The participants for this study were two groups of 10(More)
Language and cognitive performance of children with cleft palate with/without cleft lip (CP ± L) have received relatively little attention in the literature to date. The lack of attention directed toward these areas is probably attributed to two factors. First, the speech characteristics associated with velopharyngeal inadequacy are undoubtedly the most(More)
This investigation examined the influence of cleft type, type of surgery, age at surgery, and gender on speech proficiency of 204 patients with cleft palate who required only primary palatoplasty. Speech measures were obtained for each subject from at least three annual examinations between the ages of 4 and 16 years. Neither age at surgery nor type of(More)