Date of Award

5-1956

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Speech Education

First Advisor

Dr. Charles Van Riper

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Introduction

The Problem and Its Background

The profession of speech therapy is little more than twenty-five years old. As in any new field many beliefs are currently held without experimental corroboration. One of these concerns dentition. The claim is made by some speech therapists that missing teeth cause lisps. Other therapists and writers have doubted this belief. It is therefore the purpose of this study to determine the relationship between missing and articulation of the sibilant sounds, [s], [z], [S], [3], [tS], [d3], among first grade school children.

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