Perceived attention allocation of listeners who transcribe the speech of speakers with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

David R. Beukelman, Jana Childes, Tom Carrell, Trisha Funk, Laura J. Ball, Gary L. Pattee

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-perceived attention allocation of listeners as they transcribed the speech samples of speakers with mild to severe dysarthria as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Listeners reported that their perceived attention allocation increased consistently as speech intelligibility for sentences decreased from 100% to 75%. In this study, self-perceptions of attention allocation peaked between 75% and 80% intelligibility. These results support the conclusion that listeners experience a considerable perceptual load as they attempt to comprehend the messages of persons whose speech has relatively high intelligibility but distorted due to dysarthria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-806
Number of pages6
JournalSpeech Communication
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Dysarthria
  • Perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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