Dysarthria in Wilson’s Disease Three judges rated a number of speech characteristics of 20 patients with Wilson’s disease, an inherited metabolic disease. The perceptual data suggest the presence of a mixed dysarthria with prominent ataxic, spastic, and hypokinetic features which were predictable from neurologic data on the patients. Perceptual data on 10 patients, recorded ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1974
Dysarthria in Wilson’s Disease
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • William R. Berry
    Veterans Administration Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Frederic L. Darley
    Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Arnold E. Aronson
    Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Norman P. Goldstein
    Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1974
Dysarthria in Wilson’s Disease
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1974, Vol. 17, 169-183. doi:10.1044/jshr.1702.169
History: Received September 20, 1973 , Accepted January 14, 1974
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1974, Vol. 17, 169-183. doi:10.1044/jshr.1702.169
History: Received September 20, 1973; Accepted January 14, 1974

Three judges rated a number of speech characteristics of 20 patients with Wilson’s disease, an inherited metabolic disease. The perceptual data suggest the presence of a mixed dysarthria with prominent ataxic, spastic, and hypokinetic features which were predictable from neurologic data on the patients. Perceptual data on 10 patients, recorded at two specific points in a treatment program, indicate that speech can be used as an effective monitor of progress in the treatment of this disease.

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