Date of Award
Master of Arts
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Dr. Charles Van Riper
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study is an attempt to determine the nature and relative frequency of the articulation errors shown by one hundred school children with lisps.
The Importance of Investigating the Phenomenon of Defective Articulation
The incidence of speech defects in the child population has been found to range from five percent (5%) to ten percent (10%) of the total child population. A child's speech is considered defective when the listener gives as much or more attention to the manner in which the child speaks as he does to the idea being communicated.
Downs, Paula C., "An Analysis of the Articulation Errors in Spontaneous Speech of One Hundred Children with Lisps" (1959). Masters Theses. 3785.