Speech and language therapy for dysarthria in adults Isami Kumakura 1 Keyword: 運動障害性構音障害 , 言語聴覚療法 , 言語聴覚士 , 方法論 , 臨床スキル , dysarthria , speech and language therapy , speech-language-hearing therapist , methodology , clinical skills pp.14-18
Published Date 2015/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200024
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 The present paper describes the author's approach to treating persons with dysarthria. Based on several case reports, the author attempts to call attention to the issues of evaluation and analysis, fundamental skills and important tips for performing speech and language therapy. The author considers the following seven points as essential for speech- language-hearing therapists' clinical practice and each item is explained:1) Reading the patient's medical records regarding the past and current medical history, predicting the nature of speech impediment, and confirming the impediment by an interview; 2) Confirming the patient's chief complaint and the wishes of the family members; 3) Selecting the appropriate test materials, performing tests at appropriate times, making a differential diagnosis, and evaluating speech disorders; 4) Establishing appropriate training targets, selecting training methods, and performing training; 5) Explaining training targets and methods to patients and family members; 6) Preparing and creating training materials based on the patient's interests and concerns and adjusting the level of difficulty promptly according to the changes in the patient's ability; 7) Devising training that promotes improvements in both ability and function.

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