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Status of prosody in the practices of speech-language pathologists in France: A survey on theoretical and clinical dimensions

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Purpose Many populations in the scope of speech and language pathologists (SLPs) are at risk of prosodic disorders that can impact communicative ability. While a few studies have examined the importance of prosody in the clinical practice of English-speaking SLPs, there is a lack of similar research in non-English-speaking countries. The current study aimed to establish an overview of the situation in France and to determine factors that might be associated with assessing and treating prosody. Method We collected data about the theoretical and clinical dimensions related to prosody from SLPs in France using an online survey. Results One hundred and twenty-eight valid responses were analyzed. Results suggest that both emotional and linguistic prosodies are examined by SLPs. Some aspects of prosody seem to be mastered better than others. While they are aware of the major prosodic difficulties in various pathologies and their negative impact, most SLPs in France rarely or never assess prosody. They feel more uncomfortable with it than with other speech-language domains and often do not consider it as a therapeutic target. Importantly, the perception of prosody as a therapeutic tool is associated with the frequency of assessing and addressing prosodic impairment. Conclusions Further studies should focus on identifying the factors that could improve practices and developing comprehensive assessment tools and evidence-based intervention methods in French. Providing better training in prosody and setting up more collaborations between SLPs and researchers in linguistics and psycholinguistics would be keys in developing this field.

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hal-04453528 , version 1 (12-02-2024)

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A. Petitpain, J. Brabant-Thery, Cédric Patin, Laurent Ott, Anahita Basirat. Status of prosody in the practices of speech-language pathologists in France: A survey on theoretical and clinical dimensions. Journal of Communication Disorders, 2023, Journal of Communication Disorders, 107, p.106404. ⟨10.1016/j.jcomdis.2023.106404⟩. ⟨hal-04453528⟩
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