Barriers to effective assessment
Examples of responses
Lack of available standardized Arabic assessment tools
• Absence of tools adapted to the Lebanese population.
• We don’t have a reliable and valid assessment tool in the Arabic language to assess all areas needed (phonation, prosody, respiration...)
• The variability in the characteristics of dysarthria along with comorbidities in patients makes it hard to assess effectively.
• The presence of comorbidities and especially in cases of dysphagia.
• Mostly, the receptive level of the patient influences the assessment process.
• Financial barriers to providing specialized instrumental assessment tools.
• I am unable to purchase standardized English assessments for my bilingual patients due to the current dollar rate crisis.
• Perceptual judgments are subjective as the accuracy of the assessment finding depends on the clinician’s expertise in active listening and analyzing the characteristics of speech.
• I receive a limited number of patients with dysarthria per year, so, I believe I need more practice.
Client motivation and compliance
• The low motivation of the patient as the assessment tasks might seem boring.