A clinical method for the detection and quantification of quick respiratory hyperkinesia

Thomas J. Hixon, Jeannette D. Hoit

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Abstract

Purpose: Quick respiratory hyperkinesia can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. A clinical method is described for the detection and quantification of quick respiratory hyperkinesia. Method: Flow at the airway opening is sensed during spontaneous apnea (rest), voluntary breath holding (postural fixation), and voluntary volume displacement (intentional movement). The method is designed to reveal quick respiratory hyperkinesia independent of the function of the larynx and/or upper airway. Theory underlying the method is discussed, and a protocol is offered for clinical use. Conclusions: This method may be useful to neurologists, pulmonologists, and speech-language pathologists. Because it depends on nonspeech observations, its application to speech and/or voice production must be inferred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of speech-language pathology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Chorea
  • Myoclonus
  • Neuromotor speech and/or voice disorders
  • Tics
  • Tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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