Reliability of Speech Intelligibility Ratings Using the Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale.

Reliability of Speech Intelligibility Ratings Using the Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale.

The Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS) is widely used by medical, nursing, and allied-health professionals in the management and study of patients with Huntington disease (HD), who sometimes present with decreased speech intelligibility. As such, examining the reliability of speech intelligibility ratings using the UHDRS is critical in evaluating its utility as an instrument […]

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of posteroventral pallidotomy on perceptual and physiological measures of articulatory function and speech intelligibility in Parkinson disease (PD). The study examined 11 participants with PD who under-went posteroventral pallidotomy. Physiological measures of lip and tongue function and perceptual measures of speech intelligibility were obtained prepallidotomy […]

Stephen L. Sebert, MD: WVSMA President 2008-2009 (Inaugural Speech of Stephen L. Sebert, MD, Delivered on August 23, 2008) (President's Message)

Stephen L. Sebert, MD: WVSMA President 2008-2009 (Inaugural Speech of Stephen L. Sebert, MD, Delivered on August 23, 2008) (President’s Message)

First, I want to recognize my family. My son Paul, a journalist writes for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch newspaper, my daughter Jennifer, is working on a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kentucky, my son-in-law Alex Howard, is working on his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Kentucky, my brother David is […]

Reflections of a Former Vice President on Long-Time Cardiac Experiences (Editorial) (Speech)

Reflections of a Former Vice President on Long-Time Cardiac Experiences (Editorial) (Speech)

I appreciate the warm welcome and the hospitality of our hosts this evening. This is not exactly the first time I’ve been around this many cardiologists–though it’s nice for once not to have to be rushed to see you. All of you are friends of the Baylor Health Care System, and I’m pleased to join […]

Fallon Clinic Identifies Nuance's Dragon Medical As Key Part of Its Recipe for Electronic Health Record Success; Speech Recognition-Enabled EHR Drives EHR Adoption and Physician Satisfaction, Improves Quality of Medical Records and Saves an Estimated $7,000 Per Physician Per Year

Fallon Clinic Identifies Nuance’s Dragon Medical As Key Part of Its Recipe for Electronic Health Record Success; Speech Recognition-Enabled EHR Drives EHR Adoption and Physician Satisfaction, Improves Quality of Medical Records and Saves an Estimated $7,000 Per Physician Per Year

ENPNewswire-17 February 2010-Fallon Clinic Identifies Nuance’s Dragon Medical as Key Part of its Recipe for Electronic Health Record Success; Speech Recognition-Enabled EHR Drives EHR Adoption and Physician Satisfaction, Improves Quality of Medical Records and Saves an Estimated $7,000 Per Physician Per Year(C)2010 ENPublishing – http://www.enpublishing.co.uk Release date- 16022010 – Burlington, MA – Today, Nuance Communications, […]

Effects of Increased Loudness on Tongue Movements During Speech in Nondysarthric Speakers with Parkinson's Disease.

Effects of Increased Loudness on Tongue Movements During Speech in Nondysarthric Speakers with Parkinson’s Disease.

This study aims to examine the effects of loud speech on tongue movements in people with Parkinson’? disease (PD). The kinematics and speech motor stability of the tongue tip during habitual and loud speech produced by eight nondysarthric participants with PD and eight age- and gender-matched non-neurologieally impaired speakers were investigated using electromagnetic articulography. Sentences […]

Perceptual and Articulatory Changes in Speech Production Following PROMPT Treatment (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) (Report)

Perceptual and Articulatory Changes in Speech Production Following PROMPT Treatment (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) (Report)

PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a treatment approach that is widely used to improve sound production in children with speech impairments. This approach uses tactile cues to support and shape movements of the oral articulators in order to improve the production of individual sounds, syllables, words, and eventually connected speech. The […]