"The caterpillar": a novel reading passage for assessment of motor speech disorders.

@article{Patel2013TheCA,
  title={"The caterpillar": a novel reading passage for assessment of motor speech disorders.},
  author={Rupal Patel and Kathryn P Connaghan and Diana Franco and Erika Edsall and Dory Forgit and Laura J. Olsen and Lianna Ramage and Emily T Tyler and Scott Russell},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
PURPOSE A review of the salient characteristics of motor speech disorders and common assessment protocols revealed the need for a novel reading passage tailored specifically to differentiate between and among the dysarthrias (DYSs) and apraxia of speech (AOS). METHOD "The Caterpillar" passage was designed to provide a contemporary, easily read, contextual speech sample with specific tasks (e.g., prosodic contrasts, words of increasing length and complexity) targeted to inform the assessment… CONTINUE READING

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