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A Report of Assessment Tools for Individuals with Dysarthria



Abeer Muneer Altaher1, *, Shin Ying Chu2, Rahayu binti Mustaffa Kam3, Rogayah A Razak4
1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, 50300 Malaysia
2 Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness (H-CARE), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, 50300 Malaysia
3 Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
4 Speech Science Program, Centre of Rehabilitation & Special Needs, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia


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Abstract

Introduction:

The development of assessment tools for individuals with dysarthria has been reported in many clinical and empirical studies.

Methodology:

A literature review was based on online resources including Google Scholar, EBSCO, Medline, PubMed, and BIOMED Central articles and journals.

Results and Conclusion:

In this paper, we summarized the commonly used formal and informal assessment tools and explained the assessment procedure when managing clients with dysarthria. We aimed to share the current practice of speech-language pathologists together with the allied health service providers in the management of patients with dysarthria.

Keywords: Dysarthria, Assessment tools, Speech-language-pathologist, Measurement , Procedure, Acquired progressive neurological disorders.