Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

George J. Mouly


Although speech correction may still be considered in its infancy, it has made strong and durable inroads into the field of education. Some educators have come to realize that speech correction is a necessary and integral part of an educational program. They realized that the child with defective speech is considered a child whose social and emotional structure may have been weakened by lack of acceptance by his peers and family.1 They also realized that this child may have potentialities to stop this weakening process and to reinforce his personality with self-confidence, and ultimately, self expression. Finally, these educators realized that it would take a trained specialist to help the child to correct his or her speech defect and this help to stop the weakening of his personality and strengthening of feelings of inferiority and persecution.2