Title

Relationship Between Academic Placement and Perception of Abuse of the Voice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-1990

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Informal polling of public school speech-language pathologists indicated that special education teachers referred more children for disorders of voice than did regular classroom educators. This study evaluated the effect of academic placement (regular or special education settings) upon children's and their teachers' ratings of abuse of the voice. Analysis showed the two groups of teachers' criteria for judging abusive vocal behaviors differed while the children's ratings from each setting did not differ. The special educators appeared to perceive their students' vocal behavior as more abusive possibly due to environmental constraints, training or the social affective interactions of their students.

Publication Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

71

Issue

1

First Page

299

Last Page

304