Articulatory adequacy in dysarthric speakers: a comparison of judging formats

J Commun Disord. 1988 Aug;21(4):351-61. doi: 10.1016/0021-9924(88)90038-x.


An articulatory inventory was administered to 19 dysarthric adults and scored using two judging formats--phoneme identification and traditional testing. Results indicated that samples judged using the traditional testing format, in which the judge knew the target phoneme, were consistently scored more accurately than those that had been judged using a phoneme identification format, in which the target was not known. Although overall both judging formats were characterized by high inter-rater reliability, the traditional testing format was less reliable than phoneme identification with samples obtained from severely involved speakers. Potential uses of articulatory inventories for dysarthric adults are described.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Dysarthria*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phonetics*
  • Research Design*
  • Speech Disorders*