Date of Award
Master of Arts
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Dr. George G. Mallinson
Dr. Charles Van Riper
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Problem and Its Background
The Importance of Communication
Speech education and concomitantly, speech re-education, is becoming an increasingly important part of the curriculum of the public schools. Speech is not only a tool; it is "our greatest agent of teaching and learning."1 Therefore, the importance of adequate speech cannot be over-emphasized.
Speech can become an integrating factor in the curricula of both the elementary and secondary schools. Four elements of the curricula currently being stressed are as follows.2
Butler, Katharine G., "Parental Comprehension of the Adolescent Stutterer’s Attitude toward His Stuttering" (1952). Masters Theses. 4582.