Oral diadochokinesis in neurological dysarthrias.

  title={Oral diadochokinesis in neurological dysarthrias.},
  author={Hermann Ackermann and Ingo Hertrich and Thomas Hehr},
  journal={Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics},
  volume={47 1},
Rapid syllable repetitions require alternating articulatory movements and, thus, provide a test for oral diadochokinesis. The present study performed an acoustic analysis of rapid syllable repetitions in patients suffering from idiopathic Parkinson's disease (n = 17), Huntington's chorea (n = 14), Friedreich's ataxia (n = 9), or from a purely cerebellar syndrome (n = 13). Four parameters were considered: the mean number of syllables per train, the median syllable duration with its variation… CONTINUE READING
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