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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: An RCT of a telemedicine intervention for hypokinetic dysarthria in PD
Principal Investigator:

David Sparrow

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $122,648
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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...

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