Technical Report of IEICE Japan, Vol. SP2004-171, pp. 41-46, 2005 (in Japanese)
The utterances of the cleft palate children: The comparison between before and after palatal surgery
F. Murai, T. Arai and T. Kimura
Abstract: In this study, the utterances of 9 cleft palate children were analyzed, before and soon after the primary palatal surgery were performed. The utterances were recorded and analyzed by using the acoustic analysis. The purpose of this paper is to compare the utterances of the cleft palate children before and soon after the palatal surgery. As a result, the length of the utterances and the syllable structures of the utterances did not show significant differences before and after the surgery. Although the change of the characteristics of the articulation was very small, it was clear that there are obvious changes before and after the surgery in terms of the manner and place of articulation.
Keywords: cleft palate, utterances, primary palatal surgery, acoustic analysis, articulation