ERIC Number: ED034371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Sensory Modality Stimulation on the Dysarthria of Cerebral Palsy.
Love, Russel J.
To explore the efficacy of improving the dysarthria of cerebral palsy under conditions of aural stimulation, visual stimulation, and combined aural-visual stimulation, 22 subjects (aged 7.6 to 19.0 years) received intensive stimulation for word limitation for 22 consecutive school days. The 87 words of the Irwin Integrated Articulation Test were randomized and presented over a series of nine stimulations of four new words each day. The results were that combined aural-visual stimulation produced fewer errors than aural stimulation alone; errors from visual stimulation alone could not be meaningfully calculated. Words under aural-visual stimulation were rated as significantly improved from the third to the twentieth day but were still considered below average on the scale. The difficulty of sound production did not differentiate conditions analyzed according to manner of articulation or place of articulation. Voicing improved under aural-visual stimulation, but negligible correlations were obtained with sex differences, age, and IQ. Indications were that brief periods of cumulative imitation under aural-visual stimulation can bring about better motor control for articulation in cerebral palsy. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Div. of Hearing and Speech Science.