Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

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Communication Disorders

First Advisor

David L. Jones, PhD


It is likely that the timing of the speech can affect velopharyngeal function and the opening and closing of the velopharyngeal port, but we do not have a good understanding of how speech timing affects the control of the velopharyngeal opening and closing. The purpose of this project is to study the effect of two speech-timing conditions on velopharyngeal function in individuals with normal speech through the measurement of nasal airflow and oral air pressure during speech.