Reorganização prosódica na disartria

Erica Reviglio Iliovitz


According to Felizatti (1998), dysarthria is a disorder in motor production that affects patterns of movement, coordination and strenght of articulatory organs. It can be caused by brain damage and it is usually characterized by slow speech. The analysis of some prosodic aspects of almost unintelligible dysarthric patients’speech indicates that the strange reaction their speech causes in their listeners is mainly due to the prosodic strategies they use (consciouslly or not) to improve their oral language intelligibility.In other words, despite the fact that dysarthric patients’s brain lesions cause articulatory difficulties, they are able to compensate them through prosody.


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