Articulatory imprecision in dysarthria following childhood cerebellar tumor: A perceptual and acoustic investigation of three male participants

Cornwell, P. L., Murdoch, B. E. and Ward, E. C. (2004) Articulatory imprecision in dysarthria following childhood cerebellar tumor: A perceptual and acoustic investigation of three male participants. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 12 4: 139-143.

Author Cornwell, P. L.
Murdoch, B. E.
Ward, E. C.
Title Articulatory imprecision in dysarthria following childhood cerebellar tumor: A perceptual and acoustic investigation of three male participants
Journal name Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1065-1438
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 139
End page 143
Total pages 5
Editor L. L. La Pointe
Place of publication Clifton Park
Publisher Delmar Learning
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321025 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Hearing and Speech
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Articulatory imprecision has been documented as a key perceptual feature of the dysarthria associated with childhood cerebellar tumor (CCT). As yet the underlying acoustic and physiological characteristics of motor speech production that contribute to this perceptual feature have not been identified. The aim of the current study was to describe perceptual and acoustic characteristics of consonant production in three children with dysarthria associated with CCT The results indicated that in all three cases the timing of articulatory movements during stop consonant production differed from that measured in a control group of same-age peers. The impact of cerebellar lesions in adulthood on articulatory gestures is used as a reference for discussing the findings of the current study with similarities evident. Also discussed are future research directions for examining the underlying acoustic or physiological basis for articulatory imprecision in children with dysarthria associated with CCT.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Posterior-fossa Tumors
Children
Mutism
Q-Index Code C1

 
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