Vocal development of infants with very low birth weight.

  title={Vocal development of infants with very low birth weight.},
  author={Susan Rvachew and Dianne E Creighton and Naida Feldman and Reginald S. Sauve},
  journal={Clinical linguistics & phonetics},
  volume={19 4},
This study describes the vocal development of infants born with very low birth weights (VLBW). Samples of vocalizations were recorded from three groups of infants when they were 8, 12 and 18 months of age: preterm VLBW infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), preterm VLBW infants without BPD, and healthy full-term infants. Infants with BPD produced significantly smaller canonical syllable ratios than the full-term infants throughout the period of study. Premature VLBW infants who did not… CONTINUE READING
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