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The Source® for Dysarthria, 2nd Ed. Nancy B. Swigert Explains the intricacies of dysarthria evaluation and gives guidelines for a differential diagnosis. Organized using listening skills to help make decisions about diagnosis and treatment (in contrast to using instrumental assessment). Helps in understanding the interrelationships among respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, and prosody; determine possible causes for the observed symptoms; incorporate long-term goals of intelligibility, comprehensibility, efficiency, and naturalness. Author explains the intricacies of dysarthria evaluation and gives guidelines for a differential diagnosis. Description of each type of dysarthria includes: possible medical diagnoses, associated neurological symptoms and reflexes, typical patient complaints, tasks to help distinguish the particular type of dysarthria.
Online access code for 120 additional printable pages with evaluation tools and therapy activities. 168 pages, softcover.