The Defective in Speech


Mildred Freburg Berry, Rockford College


Jon Eisenson, Queens College

Appleton-Century Crofts, Inc. NY, 1942

Part 1: Introductory considerations

I. The normal development of speech

II. Governors of speech: The role of mind and body

III. A mental and physical portrait of the defective in speech

Part 2: The major types of speech disorders

IV. The slow of tongue: Articulatory disturbances

V. The slow of tongue (continued): Baby talk, lisping, cluttering, lalling

VI. Re-educating the slow of tongue: Articulatory exercises

VII. Your voice betrays you

VIII. Improving the voice: Exercises

IX. Halted speech: The stutterer

X. A therapy for stutterers

XI. The brain injured (dysphasia)

Part 3: The atypical child and speech

XII. The child with delayed speech

XIII. Now that the palate has been repaired

XIV. The motor-defective child (the speech of the cerebral palsied)

XV. The hard-of-hearing child

XVI. The blink

XVII. The mentally deficient child


I. The phonetic alphabet and key.

II. The speech inventory

III. Testing the child's vocabulary of sounds

IV. The structure and functions of the earl

V. Tests of hearing

VI. Testing pitch discrimination, tonal memory and the sense of rhythm

VII. Measuring laterality

Index of personal names

Index of subjects and titles