Influence of cognitive function on speech and articulation rate in multiple sclerosis.

@article{Rodgers2013InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of cognitive function on speech and articulation rate in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Jonathan D Rodgers and Kris Tjaden and Lynda Feenaughty and Bianca Weinstock-Guttman and Ralph H. B. Benedict},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          173-80
        }
}
We examined cognitive predictors of speech and articulation rate in 50 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 23 healthy controls. We measured speech and articulation rate from audio-recordings of participants reading aloud and talking extemporaneously on a topic of their choice (i.e., self-generated speech). Articulation rate was calculated for each speech sample by removing lexically irrelevant vocalizations and pauses of >200 ms. Speech rate was similarly calculated including pauses… CONTINUE READING
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