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Fluency profile of school children speakers of Brazilian Portuguese

Grant number: 11/23151-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Cristiane Moço Canhetti de Oliveira
Grantee:Francine Custódio Paschoalino
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Purpose: to characterize the speech fluency school children who no stutter (CWNS) regarding of typology of disfluencies and frequency of ruptures, as well as the flow of syllables and words per minute. Methods: 40 children who no stutter (CWNS), of the public school of Marilia, with ages between 7.0 and 8.11 years, divided in two groups: GI was composed by 20 CWNS with ages between 7.0 and 7.11 years, and; GII was composed by 20 CWNS with ages between 8.0 and 8.11 years; with 10 males and 10 females for each group. The Speech Fluency Assessment Protocol will be used to gather and to analyze the speech samples with 200 fluent syllable. It takes into consideration the frequency of speech disruption, the percentage of stuttered syllables, the flow of syllables and word per minute. The data in this study will be analyzed by statistical method.