Dysarthric Speech: How Do Listeners Make Sense of it?

TitleDysarthric Speech: How Do Listeners Make Sense of it?
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsKlasner ER, Yorkston KM, Olswang LB
JournalAmerican Speech Language Hearing Association Leader

Traditionally, speech intelligibility has been determined by the extent to which a listener understands a speaker's acoustic signal. Although the listener plays a vital role in the determination of speech intelligibility, little research has focused on the listener and speech intelligibililty.This session describes results of a scale that was adminstered to obtain information about listeners' experiences as they attempted to understand samples of severely dysarthric speech associated with ALS and HD. Clinical application of this information will be demonstrated.

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