ERIC Number: ED031008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Intelligibility of Dysarthric Speech; Studies in Language and Language Behavior. Progress Report VIII.
To explore the adequacy of a 50-word list, produced by item analysis of a set of 160 words in an earlier study, also by Tikofsky, tape recordings of 20 adult dysarthrics reading list were evaluated by university students who were native speakers of English and had no history of hearing loss. Results of the intelligibility study showed that the dysarthrics could be categorized according to their responses into four groups. The results also indicated that certain words presented more difficulty for some types of dysarthria than others. It was concluded that the 50 word list is an efficient and accurate means of testing dysarthrics before and after speech therapy. Tables provide biographical data on the patients, their itemized test responses, and correlations between test performance and nature of impairments; the 50-word list is also appended. (Author/JD)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.