Key Research Interests
Non-progressive dysarthria following stroke: A case-control study investigating speech characteristics and impacts on intelligibility.
Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that can occur following a stroke. It can make a person’s speech hard to understand and is estimated to affect around 30,000 to 45,000 people each year in the UK. Currently little is known about how speech in non-progressive dysarthria following stroke differs from that in progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease. This quantitative observational study aims to: i) describe ways in which the speech of people with non-progressive dysarthria following stroke differs from the speech of non-dysarthric people; ii) find out how these changes affect other people’s understanding of the speech; and iii) explore the effect of the first two factors on participation in society. It is part of a PhD Studentship funded by the University of East Anglia.