Reduced respiratory drive for speech occurs in conjunction with a range of neurological conditions. Traditional interventions to increase respiratory drive may include laryngeal aerodynamic instrumentation, manometers, or use of a "blow bottle" (Yorkston, Beukelman, Strand, & Bell, 1999). MERT is a new portable, electronic prototype that allows for calibrated target trials, feedback to the client, sensitivity adjustment, storage of practice data for approximately 40 sessions, and transfer of data into a computer database. The use of MERT by a young woman with brainstem impairment is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Speech and Hearing