Fons JM Gabreëls

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The aim of this study is to quantify diagnostic characteristics related to consonant production of developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD). For this, a paradigmatic and syntagmatic feature-value analysis of the consonant substitution and omission errors in DVD speech was conducted. Following a three-step procedure, eleven clear cases were selected from a group(More)
Three noninvasive Maximum Performance Tasks (MPT)--Maximum Sound Prolongation (MSP), Fundamental Frequency Range (FFR), and Maximum Repetition Rate (MRR)--were administered to 11 children with spastic dysarthria due to cerebral palsy and to 11 control children with normal speech in order to determine the value of the tasks for differentiating between these(More)
INTRODUCTION Most studies revealing intellectual deficits in myotonic dystrophy (MyD) involved heterogeneous groups of patients with respect to intelligence and onset of disease. The present study was undertaken to investigate whether patients with early adult and adult MyD show subtle cognitive deficits despite a normal intelligence. MATERIALS AND(More)
This study addresses the assessment of developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) in children. For this, 11 children with a clear diagnosis of DAS were selected, based on documented speech history and perceptual evaluation of speech. The children with DAS, as well as 11 normal-speaking children, produced singleton real word and nonsense word imitations elicited(More)
The performance of two children with traumatic spastic dysarthria, aged 10 and 14 years, on maximum performance tasks was compared with that of two closely matched children with perinatal spastic dysarthria, and reference groups of five children with perinatal spastic dysarthria and five control children with normal speech. Results showed that performance(More)
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