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A case report is presented of an attempt to increase muscle activity during nonspeech and speech activities through surface electromyographic feedback. The subject, a 25-year-old male, had a surgical anastomosis of the seventh cranial to the twelfth cranial nerve five years prior to the initiation of this therapy. The right side of the face was immobile.(More)
This report presents some of the underlying neuromuscular mechanisms of dysarthric speech production as they are manifested in selected individuals with parkinsonism. Earlier explanations of parkinsonian dysarthria emphasized that the balanced hypertonus of rigidity formed the basis of reduced range of movements in speech. The present data reveal two(More)
A case study is used to illustrate a physical approach to the speech rehabilitation of adults with dysarthria. The approach emphasizes the component-by-component analysis of the peripheral speech mechanism, where the selection and sequencing of treatment procedures follow directly from the physiologic nature and severity of involvement in each component.(More)