Prosodic Impairment Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury Purpose: This article discusses impaired prosody production subsequent to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Prosody may affect naturalness and intelligibility of speech significantly, often for the long term, and TBI may result in a variety of impairments. Method: Intonation, rate, and stress production are discussed in terms of the perceptual, physiological, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2009
Prosodic Impairment Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury
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  • Billy Irwin
    Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
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Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2009
Prosodic Impairment Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2009, Vol. 19, 97-102. doi:10.1044/nnsld19.3.97
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2009, Vol. 19, 97-102. doi:10.1044/nnsld19.3.97
Abstract

Purpose: This article discusses impaired prosody production subsequent to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Prosody may affect naturalness and intelligibility of speech significantly, often for the long term, and TBI may result in a variety of impairments.

Method: Intonation, rate, and stress production are discussed in terms of the perceptual, physiological, and acoustic characteristics associated with TBI.

Results and Conclusions: All aspects of prosodic production are susceptible to the effects of damage resulting from TBI. There are commonly associated prosodic impairments; however, individual variations in specific aspects of prosody require detailed analysis.

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