Subtle differences in speech timing, vocal effort, and voice quality were found between cannabis and control groups. After controlling for lifetime alcohol and tobacco use, the cannabis group presented with longer and more variable pauses across tasks, and vocal effort was different compared to controls. Vocal effort and intensity also appeared to change in line with duration of abstinence from cannabis use – that is, they appeared get better the longer they stayed away from the drug. The differences observed between users and controls may reflect longer term changes to the underlying neural control of speech.

      Redenlab are part of a successful consortium securing funding for training a new cohort of early career researchers in understanding key issues in optimal ageing (including environmental, social and economic factors that underlie health and independence in ageing).

        FOXP1-related disorder is characterized by a complex speech and language phenotype with prominent dysarthria, broader motor planning and programming deficits, and linguistic-based phonological errors. Diagnosis of the speech phenotype associated with FOXP1-related dysfunction will inform early targeted therapy.

          Speech production relies on motor control and cognitive processing and is linked to cerebellar function. In diseases where the cerebellum...
            PurposeTo identify outcome measurement tools used to evaluate communication, voice and speech intelligibility in the mechanically ventilated ICU population. Secondly,...

              In our new study, published in the Journal of Acoustical Society of America, we tested reliability, stability, and sensitivity to change in vowel measurements.

                BackgroundThere is a lack of population‐based studies exploring the communicative behaviours of minimally verbal children with cerebral palsy (CP), with...
                  Despite the widespread use of nonword repetition in child neuropsychological research and clinical practice, the specific cognitive, linguistic and motor...
                    What this paper addsWhat is already known on this subjectSpeech issues are common in children with hearing loss; however, the...
                      RationaleMotor neurone disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease presenting with progressive weakness of voluntary muscles. For any condition, person‐centred health...
                        PurposeApproximately 30% of adults over the age of 50 years present with altered vocal function. Our understanding of how these...
                          Examination of rodent vocalizations in experimental conditions can yield valuable insights into how disease manifests and progresses over time. It...
                            BackgroundSubmucous cleft palate (SMCP) has a heterogeneous presentation and is often identified late or misdiagnosed. Diagnosis is prompted by speech,...
                              Published in Journal of Pediatricshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022347618302944ObjectiveTo characterize the organization of speech- and language-related white matter tracts in children with developmental speech...
                                Objective: To analyze the oral motor, speech, and language phenotype in 20 children and adults with Dravet syndrome (DS) associated with...
                                  Communication disorder is common in Koolen de Vries syndrome (KdVS), yet its specific symptomatology has not been examined, limiting prognostic...
                                    PURPOSE:The purpose of this study is to assess Cantonese word recognition and the discrimination of Cantonese tones with manipulated contours...
                                      Redenlab are partnering with Koneksa Health to provide speech testing to Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA on a multi-site trial across the...
                                        Speech sensitive to treatment responseJ Neurol. 2015 May;262(5):1344-53. doi: 10.1007/s00415-015-7719-2
                                          Does speech change in pre-manifest HD?Neurology. 2016 Nov 22;87(21):2283
                                            The model has high discriminative ability to distinguish between cases with and without AOS (c-index=0.93) and good agreement between observed...
                                              Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is effective in reducing motor symptoms for many individuals with Parkinson's...
                                                Measures of speech which can assist with diagnosis and classification in FTD, PPA, and progressive apraxia of speech. J Speech Lang...