An evaluation of an objective technique for analysing temporal variables in DAT spontaneous speech

  title={An evaluation of an objective technique for analysing temporal variables in DAT spontaneous speech},
  author={Sameer Singh and Romola S. Bucks and Joanne M. Cuerden},
and Care of the Elderly. 2 Abstract This paper describes a technique for quantifying the degree of speech deficits in probable dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT). The technique involves interviewing individuals with DAT and transcribing their speech. From these transcripts five measurements which reflect the physical characteristics of this speech can be calculated, each measure being dependent on speech fluency and pauses. Eight patients with DAT and eight healthy participants were interviewed… CONTINUE READING
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