Date of Defense



Speech Pathology and Audiology

First Advisor

Sandra Glista

Second Advisor

Dr. John Hanley

Third Advisor

Andrea Tobochnik


Pre- and post-speech measurements were taken from one subject receiving a tongue piercing. These data were obtained through a reading of the Grandfather passage, administration of the Fisher-Logemann Test of Articulation Competence, and diadokokinetic syllable production. No objective changes in the participant's speech were documented. However, several subjective findings were noted. Investigator observations included observation of a momentary hesitation before several words and a prolonged /s/ phoneme during production of consonant blends such as /sk/. Participant observations included difficulty producing the /k\// syllable during diadokokinetic testing, a need to "think" before production of some words, and an occasional impedance of speech production secondary to the position of the barbell in the mouth.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only