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Griffiths, Sarah; Barnes, Rebecca; Britten, Nicky; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Features of dysarthria associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), such as low volume, variable rate of speech and increased pauses, impact speaker intelligibility. Those affected report restricted interactional participation, although this area is under explored. Aims: To examine naturally occurring instances of problems with…
Descriptors: Diseases, Speech Impairments, Mutual Intelligibility, Interpersonal Communication
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Kindell, Jacqueline; Sage, Karen; Keady, John; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Studies to date in semantic dementia have examined communication in clinical or experimental settings. There is a paucity of research describing the everyday interactional skills and difficulties seen in this condition. Aims: To examine the everyday conversation, at home, of an individual with semantic dementia. Methods &…
Descriptors: Dementia, Semantics, Interpersonal Communication, Older Adults
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Bloch, Steven; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Acquired progressive dysarthria is traditionally assessed, rated, and researched using measures of speech perception and intelligibility. The focus is commonly on the individual with dysarthria and how speech deviates from a normative range. A complementary approach is to consider the features and consequences of dysarthric speech as…
Descriptors: Intervals, Speech Impairments, Auditory Perception, Interaction