The possible outcomes of SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) prevention on speech and perception: A speech and language therapist’s view


The aim of this article is to emphasise some issues arising from the measures undertaken in the prevention of SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19), as commented from the perspective of a speech and language therapist. The consequences mentioned in the article may affect not only the speech and language therapist’s diagnosis and intervention, but also the everyday activities of educators and special educators, psychologists, or parents engaged in the verbal transmission of information or complex communication behaviour. The article focuses on the connection of the selected phenomena we identify in the context of the multimodal notion of perception, comprehension, and production of speech, which we adopt with regard to the paradigm shift of providing modern speech language therapy in various (educational, clinical, or counselling) environments. In order to do so, this paper employs the scientific results of phoniatrics, audiology, neurology, stomatology and orthodontics, psychology, and other disciplines connected to speech perception and production of verbal and nonverbal communication.


speech-language therapy; ommunication; speech; COVID-19 prevention; speech perception; speech production; logopaedics; perception

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Published : 2020-12-29

VitáskováK. (2020). The possible outcomes of SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) prevention on speech and perception: A speech and language therapist’s view. Logopedia Silesiana, (9), 1-18.

Kateřina Vitásková 
Palacký University in Olomouc  Czechia

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