Auditory Comprehension in Alzheimer Disease: Influences of Gesture and Speech Rate (Care and Treatment)

Auditory Comprehension in Alzheimer Disease: Influences of Gesture and Speech Rate (Care and Treatment)

The aim of this study was to investigate comprehension of commands presented in two rates of speech and two gesture conditions in 17 adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease (AD). A within-subjects design was employed to assess comprehension of two-part commands using common objects and actions presented at either a “normal” or “fast-normal” rate of speech, […]

Evidence for Effectiveness of Treatment of Loudness, Rate, Or Prosody in Dysarthria: A Systematic Review (Ancds Bulletin Board)

Evidence for Effectiveness of Treatment of Loudness, Rate, Or Prosody in Dysarthria: A Systematic Review (Ancds Bulletin Board)

This systematic review of the literature addresses interventions for dysarthria that focus on the global aspects of speech. The review is part of the development of practice guidelines for the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). A search of electronic databases (PsychINFO, MEDLINE, and CINAHL) and hand searches of relevant edited books yielded […]

The Rate of Manual Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 11 243 Urinalysis Tests from 88 Institutions.

The Rate of Manual Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 11 243 Urinalysis Tests from 88 Institutions.

The traditional urinalysis is composed of 2 parts, the dipstick to measure several analytes and the manual microscopic examination (MME) of the urine sediment. The microscopic examination of urine sediment is a labor-intensive procedure with limited precision. (1-3) Most laboratories now use some form of automation to perform the dipstick analysis. Many laboratories have established […]

Speech Rate Deficits in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Review of the Literature (Tutorial) (Report)

Speech Rate Deficits in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A Review of the Literature (Tutorial) (Report)

This article reviews the published evidence base related to speech rate deficits exhibited by dysarthric speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Following a brief review of Parkinson’s disease and hypokinetic dysarthria, results of an extensive literature review are presented. Studies reviewed assessed speech rate characteristics of speakers with hypokinetic dysarthria during speaking tasks such as diadochokinesis, sentence […]