Triona Sweeney

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OBJECTIVE To obtain normal nasalance values during the production of a standardized speech sample for Irish children and determine whether significantly different scores exist for different speech stimuli for female and male speakers. DESIGN Mean nasalance scores were obtained for normal-speaking children during the repetition of 16 test sentences that(More)
BACKGROUND Nasometry has supplemented perceptual assessments of nasality, using speech stimuli, which are devoid of nasal consonants. However, such speech stimuli are not representative of conversational speech. A weak relationship has been found in previous studies between perceptual ratings of hypernasality and nasalance scores for passages containing(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the results of two reliability studies and to assess the effect of training on interrater reliability scores. DESIGN The first study (1) examined interrater and intrarater reliability scores (weighted and unweighted kappas) and (2) compared interrater reliability scores before and after training on the use of the Cleft Audit Protocol(More)
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