This course will demonstrate differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias using an "ELMS" analysis. Using a simple acronym, a clinician will be able to integrate available information pertaining to the Etiology, Lesion site, Motor signs, and Speech deficits to aid in an accurate diagnosis of the sub-type(s) of dysarthria.
Course created on February 4, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the neurological characteristics of various patients with dysarthria are often reflected in the speech production of these patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe specific speech deficits commonly observed in patients with various types of dysarthria.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to differentially diagnosis a patient with a sub-type of dysarthria, using information related to etiology, site of lesion, non-speech motor deficits, and speech production deficits.
Paul Blanchet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Paul Blanchet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Baylor University. He is also a certified speech-language pathologist, as well as a person who stutters. Dr. Blanchet’s primary areas of specialization are neurogenic speech disorders and fluency disorders. His research examines the effects of altered auditory feedback on speech production in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, as well as university students’ perceptions of speakers who stutter. Dr. Blanchet has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has served as an editorial consultant for Journal of Fluency Disorders, Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research and American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
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