Perceptual Analysis of Speech Disorders in Friedreich Disease and Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

  • S. Gilman
  • K. Kluin
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Motor speech production is highly sensitive to alterations in function of the nervous system (Darley et al. 1975; La Pointe 1975). Dysarthria, a frequent symptom of neurological disorders, is a collective term for a group of related speech disorders resulting from involvement of the muscular control of the speech mechanisms owing to impairment of any of the basic motor speech processes involved in the execution of speech (Darley et al. 1969a, b, 1975). Dysarthria can result not only from abnormalities of articulation but also from disorders of respiration, phonation, resonance, and prosody.


Cerebellar Atrophy Speech Disorder Perceptual Analysis Motor Speech Cerebellar Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Gilman
    • 1
  • K. Kluin
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of NeurologyThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Physical Medicine and RehabilitationThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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