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Table 2 The reported frequency of use of informal descriptive assessment for non-progressive dysarthria (n = 50)

From: Assessment of non-progressive dysarthria: practice and attitude of speech and language therapists in Lebanon

Descriptive assessment ICFa domain Always Most of the time Some of the time Never
   n % n % n % n %
Oral facial examination I 30 60 17 34 3 6 0 0
Informal articulation rating I 28 56 17 34 5 10 0 0
Informal speech rating AL 26 52 19 38 5 10 0 0
Informal intelligibility testing AL 29 58 14 28 7 14 0 0
Conversation/interaction rating AL 27 54 16 32 6 12 1 2
Observation of connected speech in reading AL 20 40 17 34 13 26 0 0
Informal rating scales of speech function (e.g. breath support and phonation) I 18 36 21 42 7 14 4 8
Client’s/significant others’ ratings of social participation PR 13 26 21 42 11 22 5 10
Informal ratings of conversational partner interaction skills AL 14 28 14 28 19 38 3 6
  1. a International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health domains: I Impairment; AL Activity Limitations; PR Participation Restrictions