Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Critical Review of Evidence for Residual Long-Term Speech Deficits Following Transient Cerebellar Mutism in Childhood

 
Author(s) Rebecca Hisson
Scott G. Adams
Volume 32
Number 3
Year 2008
Page(s) 123-128
Language English
Category
Keywords cerebellar
mutism
speech
tumors
Abstract This brief report critically examines the available evidence for residual long-term speech deficits following transient cerebellar mutism in childhood. Study designs include: parental surveys and retrospective chart reviews, between group comparison designs, and case studies (3). Overall, the research supports the presence of residual speech deficits (articulation, fluency, phonology, rate of speech, and dysarthria) in many individuals who underwent surgery and recovered from mutism. The results of the present report should be interpreted with consideration of the inherent limitations of the methodology used in the reviewed studies.

Le présent rapport sommaire examine de façon critique les données probantes disponibles sur les troubles résiduels à long terme de la parole suivant un mutisme ischémique transitoire durant l’enfance. Cette étude se fonde sur des enquêtes auprès des parents, l’examen rétrospectif de dossiers, des comparaisons entre groupes et des études de cas (3). Dans l’ensemble, la recherche corrobore la présence de troubles résiduels de la parole (articulation, fluidité, phonologie, débit de la parole et dysarthrie) chez bon nombre de personnes ayant subi une chirurgie et surmonté leur mutisme. Il faut interpréter les résultats contenus dans le présent rapport en tenant compte des limites inhérentes de la méthode employée par les études examinées.
Record ID 966
Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/2008_CJSLPA_Vol_32/No_03_109-140/Hisson_Adams_CJSLPA_2008.pdf
 
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