An RCT of a telemedicine intervention for hypokinetic dysarthria in PD
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May 2021 -
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Project Background/Rationale. The great majority of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) develop speech impairments (Ho et al., 1999; Miller et al., 2007; Schalling et al., 2017), most of which are grouped together and called hypokinetic dysarthria. Hypokinetic dysarthria is typically characterized by altered prosody (e.g., reduced loudness and pitch variation), phonation (e.g., breathy or harsh voice), and articulation (e.g., imprecise consonants, centralized vowels) (Fox & Ramig, 1997; Ho...