Abstract

The intent of this thesis is to explore and develop the quantification of AOS features, particularly the deficits of prosodic elements, lexical stress and duration. This study investigated whether PVI can be used as a sensitive tool for the differential diagnosis of AOS. Specifically, we sought to determine whether analysis of vowel length of stressed and unstressed syllables is helpful in differentiating between individuals with AOS and aphasia versus aphasia alone. Significant differences support the hypothesis that PVI, analyzed from vowel length, is uniquely affected in AOS. This yields reason for further research in prosodic deficits in differential diagnosis, as well as application of this theory for a speech-language pathologist.

Thesis Completion

2018

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Troche, Joshua

Co-Chair

Bislick-Wilson, Lauren

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Health and Public Affairs

Degree Program

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Campus Access

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Release Date

8-1-2021

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