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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327796/speech-characteristics-in-the-congenital-and-childhood-onset-forms-of-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Lotta Sjögreen, Åsa Mårtensson, Anne-Berit Ekström
BACKGROUND: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a slowly progressive multi-systemic disease with an autosomal-dominant inheritance caused by a mutation on chromosome 19 (19q13.3). AIMS: To explore speech characteristics in a group of individuals with the congenital and childhood-onset forms of DM1 in terms of intelligibility, speech-sound production, nasality and compensatory articulation. A further aim was to analyse whether speech characteristics were correlated to subforms of DM1 and if speech outcome could be related to muscle strength...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324922/autologous-free-fat-transfer-in-patients-with-velopharyngeal-insufficiency
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Pericles Foroglou, Olga Christina Goula, Antonis Tsimponis, Elena Georgiadou, Efterpi Demiri
AIM: To report our initial experience and preliminary results of autologous free fat transfer to improve speech and hypernasality in patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) as a sequela of cleft lip and palate repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To date 2 patients with a mean age of 25 years were treated with this method. Both had initially received multiple procedures elsewhere for cleft lip and palate repair. We recorded the number of free fat transfer sessions, anatomical places of placement and volumes injected in-patient stay, occurrence or absence of complications and effectiveness of this operation in terms of clinical speech evaluation, functional velopharyngeal closure measurements and speech improvement percentage by an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317325/motor-cortex-compensates-for-lack-of-sensory-and-motor-experience-during-auditory-speech-perception
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Judith Schmitz, Eleonora Bartoli, Laura Maffongelli, Luciano Fadiga, Nuria Sebastian-Galles, Alessandro D'Ausilio
Listening to speech has been shown to activate motor regions, as measured by corticobulbar excitability. In this experiment, we explored if motor regions are also recruited during listening to non-native speech, for which we lack both sensory and motor experience. By administering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) over the left motor cortex we recorded corticobulbar excitability of the lip muscles when Italian participants listened to native-like and non-native German vowels. Results showed that lip corticobulbar excitability increased for a combination of lip use during articulation and non-nativeness of the vowels...
January 6, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281317/changes-in-movement-transitions-across-a-practice-period-in-childhood-apraxia-of-speech
#4
Maria I Grigos, Julie Case
This study examined changes in speech motor control across a movement transition between sounds within a motor learning task in children with apraxia of speech (CAS) and typical development (TD). It was investigated whether oral articulator movement was refined with practice and whether practice gains generalized to words not included in the practice session. A total of 16 children (ages 5-6) with CAS (n = 8) and TD (n = 8) participated in this study. Novel and real word tokens were produced at three time points...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276493/learning-spoken-words-via-the-ears-and-eyes-evidence-from-30-month-old-children
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Mélanie Havy, Pascal Zesiger
From the very first moments of their lives, infants are able to link specific movements of the visual articulators to auditory speech signals. However, recent evidence indicates that infants focus primarily on auditory speech signals when learning new words. Here, we ask whether 30-month-old children are able to learn new words based solely on visible speech information, and whether information from both auditory and visual modalities is available after learning in only one modality. To test this, children were taught new lexical mappings...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258652/phonemic-feature-involvement-in-lexical-access-in-grades-3-and-5-evidence-from-visual-and-auditory-lexical-decision-tasks
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Karinne Sauval, Laetitia Perre, Séverine Casalis
Numerous studies have evidenced the involvement of the phonological code during visual word recognition not only in skilled adult readers but also in child readers. Moreover, in skilled adult readers, visual word processing has been shown to be sensitive to phonetic details such as phonemic features (e.g., manner of articulation, place of articulation, voicing and nasality in French) which are typically involved in phonological lexicon access during speech processing. In contrast, it is not known whether and when visual word recognition is affected by phonemic features during learning to read...
December 16, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238964/reading-comprehension-difficulties-in-children-with-rolandic-epilepsy
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Nicola K Currie, Adina R Lew, Tom M Palmer, Helen Basu, Christian De Goede, Anand Iyer, Kate Cain
AIM: Difficulties in reading comprehension can arise from either word reading or listening comprehension difficulties, or a combination of the two. We sought to determine whether children with rolandic epilepsy had poor reading comprehension relative to typically developing comparison children, and whether such difficulties were associated with word reading and/or general language comprehension difficulties. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, children with rolandic epilepsy (n=25; 16 males, 9 females; mean age 9y 1mo, SD 1y 7mo) and a comparison group (n=39; 25 males, 14 females; mean age 9y 1mo, SD 1y 3mo) completed assessments of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, word/non-word reading, speech articulation, and Non-verbal IQ...
December 14, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236903/ultrasound-analysis-of-tongue-contour-for-the-sound-j-in-adults-and-children
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Luciana da Silva Barberena, Simone Nicolini de Simoni, Rosalina Correa Sobrinho de Souza, Denis Altieri de Oliveira Moraes, Larissa Cristina Berti, Márcia Keske-Soares
PURPOSE: Analyze and compare the mean tongue contours and articulatory gestures in the production of the sound [j] in adults and children with typical and atypical speech development. The children with atypical development presented speech sound disorders. METHODS: The diagnosis was determined by speech assessments. The study sample was composed of 90 individuals divided into three groups: 30 adults with typical speech development aged 19-44 years (AT), 30 children with typical speech development (CT), and 30 children with speech sound disorders, named as atypical in this study, aged four years to eight years and eleven months (CA)...
December 11, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232672/use-of-a-novel-device-to-assess-intraoral-and-intrapharyngeal-baropressure-during-sound-production
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Toshiki Sakuma, Masayuki Kurose, Keiichiro Okamoto, Mana Hasegawa, Noritaka Fujii, Yousuke Nakatani, Ritsuo Takagi, Taisuke Sato, Yasumitsu Kodama, Rei Ominato, Kensuke Yamamura, Yoshiaki Yamada
OBJECTIVE: We developed a novel device that simultaneously measures oral and intrapharyngeal baropressure. The transducer has the advantage that it can be placed in any region. We determined the effect of different speech samples on baropressure in these regions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven healthy individuals produced speech samples comprising vowels and consonants (e.g., /aka/, /apa/, and /ash/). Two transducers were installed into the experimental plate at the incisive papillae and center of the Ah-line; a third transducer was placed in the mid-pharyngeal cavity...
December 12, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224831/reconstruction-of-oral-cavity-defect-using-versatile-buccinator-myomucosal-flaps-in-the-treatment-of-ct2-3-n0-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-feasibility-morbidity-and-functional-oncological-outcomes
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Dongbin Ahn, Gil Joon Lee, Jin Ho Sohn
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results of oral cavity reconstruction using various types of buccinator myomucosal flap (BMMF) for the treatment of cT2-3 oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients who underwent surgical management for OCSCC and reconstruction using various types of BMMF were enrolled. Surgical results, complications, speech/swallowing outcomes, and recurrence were evaluated. RESULTS: The mean flap harvest time was 28...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224774/australian-children-with-cleft-palate-achieve-age-appropriate-speech-by-5-years-of-age
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Antonia Chacon, Melissa Parkin, Kate Broome, Alison Purcell
INTRODUCTION: Children with cleft palate demonstrate atypical speech sound development, which can influence their intelligibility, literacy and learning. There is limited documentation regarding how speech sound errors change over time in cleft palate speech and the effect that these errors have upon mono-versus polysyllabic word production. The objective of this study was to examine the phonetic and phonological speech skills of children with cleft palate at ages 3 and 5. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational design was used...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223492/young-children-s-family-history-of-stuttering-and-their-articulation-language-and-attentional-abilities-an-exploratory-study
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Dahye Choi, Edward G Conture, Victoria Tumanova, Chagit E Clark, Tedra A Walden, Robin M Jones
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether young children who do (CWS) and do not stutter (CWNS) with a positive versus negative family history of stuttering differ in articulation, language and attentional abilities and family histories of articulation, language and attention related disorders. METHOD: Participants were 25 young CWS and 50 young CWNS. All 75 participants' caregivers consistently reported a positive or negative family history of stuttering across three consecutive time points that were about 8 months apart for a total of approximately 16 months...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212078/the-mechanism-and-representation-of-korean-three-way-phonation-contrast-external-photoglottography-intra-oral-air-pressure-airflow-and-acoustic-data
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Hyunsoon Kim, Shinji Maeda, Kiyoshi Honda, Lise Crevier-Buchman
This paper aims to refine our understanding of the speech mechanism and laryngeal features involved in the Korean lenis (/p t k/), aspirated (/ph th kh/), and fortis (/p' t' k'/) plosives. For this purpose we made measurements using a new noninvasive technique called external lighting and sensing photoglottography (ePGG) as well as intra-oral air pressure (Pio) above the glottis, airflow, and acoustic data. From simultaneous recordings of the experimental data, we were ableto quantify the laryngeal-oral coordination of glottal opening and a consonant release, and the covariance of airflow peak and duration of aspiration with glottal opening...
December 5, 2017: Phonetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210525/digitized-speech-characteristics-in-patients-with-maxillectomy-defects
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Mahmoud E Elbashti, Yuka I Sumita, Mariko Hattori, Amel M Aswehlee, Hisashi Taniguchi
PURPOSE: Accurate evaluation of speech characteristics through formant frequency measurement is important for proper speech rehabilitation in patients after maxillectomy. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of digital acoustic analysis and vowel pentagon space for the prediction of speech ability after maxillectomy, by comparing the acoustic characteristics of vowel articulation in three classes of maxillectomy defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aramany's classifications I, II, and IV were used to group 27 male patients after maxillectomy...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209727/sentence-level-movements-in-parkinson-s-disease-loud-clear-and-slow-speech
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Elaine Kearney, Renuka Giles, Brandon Haworth, Petros Faloutsos, Melanie Baljko, Yana Yunusova
Purpose: To further understand the effect of Parkinson's disease (PD) on articulatory movements in speech and to expand our knowledge of therapeutic treatment strategies, this study examined movements of the jaw, tongue blade, and tongue dorsum during sentence production with respect to speech intelligibility and compared the effect of varying speaking styles on these articulatory movements. Method: Twenty-one speakers with PD and 20 healthy controls produced 3 sentences under normal, loud, clear, and slow speaking conditions...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209698/articulatory-kinematic-characteristics-across-the-dysarthria-severity-spectrum-in-individuals-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Jimin Lee, Michael Bell, Zachary Simmons
Purpose: The current study investigated whether articulatory kinematic patterns can be extrapolated across the spectrum of dysarthria severity in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Method: Temporal and spatial articulatory kinematic data were collected using electromagnetic articulography from 14 individuals with dysarthria secondary to ALS and 6 typically aging speakers. Speech intelligibility and speaking rate were used as indices of severity...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208951/functional-and-spatial-segregation-within-the-inferior-frontal-and-superior-temporal-cortices-during-listening-articulation-imagery-and-production-of-vowels
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Alessandra Cecilia Rampinini, Giacomo Handjaras, Andrea Leo, Luca Cecchetti, Emiliano Ricciardi, Giovanna Marotta, Pietro Pietrini
Classical models of language localize speech perception in the left superior temporal and production in the inferior frontal cortex. Nonetheless, neuropsychological, structural and functional studies have questioned such subdivision, suggesting an interwoven organization of the speech function within these cortices. We tested whether sub-regions within frontal and temporal speech-related areas retain specific phonological representations during both perception and production. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging and multivoxel pattern analysis, we showed functional and spatial segregation across the left fronto-temporal cortex during listening, imagery and production of vowels...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205054/best-practices-protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-bulbar-dysfunction-summary-recommendations-from-the-neals-bulbar-subcommittee-symposium
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Gary L Pattee, Emily K Plowman, Benjamin R Brooks, James D Berry, Nazem Atassi, Jennifer L Chapin, Kendrea Garand, Yana Yunusova, Courtney E Mcilduff, Eufrosina Young, John M Costello, Eric A Macklin, Eduardo R Locatelli, Vincenzo Silani, Daragh Heitzman, James Wymer, Stephen A Goutman, Deborah F Gelinas, Richard Smith, Bridget Perry, Paige Nalipinski, Kaila Stipancic, Meghan O'Brien, Stacey L Sullivan, Jordan Green
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this Symposium was to develop a consensus based, bulbar assessment protocol for implementation within NEALS clinics. METHODS: A one-day symposium, held in April 2017, was organized into Speech and Swallowing sections to establish summary recommendations for the assessment of bulbar dysfunction within each group. RESULTS: Summary recommendations included speech referrals and AAC evaluations at initial visit, CNS-BFS, maximum sustained phonation, and speaking rate...
December 5, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201823/speech-and-linguistic-features-of-children-with-articulation-disorder
#19
Jiyong Kim, Seong Woo Kim, Ha Ra Jeon, Mee Ryung Woo, Hyo In Kim
Objective: To analyze speech and linguistic features in children with articulation disorder characterized by consonant and vowel phonological errors. Methods: Between February 2007 and June 2015, 117 children who showed articulation disorder were selected for the study. Based on comprehensive speech and language assessments, the subjects were classified into articulation dysfunction (AD), or AD overlapping with language delay. Detailed information of articulation, including percentage of consonants correct (PCC) and normal percentage of variable consonants derived from the Assessment of Phonology and Articulation for Children test, were compared between the two groups...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173721/an-interprofessional-team-approach-to-the-differential-diagnosis-of-children-with-language-disorders
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Xueman Lucy Liu, Dawn M Zahrt, Mark D Simms
The ability to communicate effectively with others is central to children's development. Delays or disruptions due to isolated expressive language delay, articulation errors, multiple sound production errors with motor planning deficits, or mixed expressive and receptive language delay, often bring widespread consequences. Physical anomalies, neurologic and genetic disorder, cognitive and intellectual disabilities, and emotional disturbances may affect speech and language development. Communication disorders may be misdiagnosed as intellectual impairment or autism...
February 2018: Pediatric Clinics of North America
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