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Preliminary Test Of A Real-Time, Interactive Silent Speech Interface Based On Electromagnetic Articulograph, Jun Wang, Ashok Samal, Jordan R. Green 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Preliminary Test Of A Real-Time, Interactive Silent Speech Interface Based On Electromagnetic Articulograph, Jun Wang, Ashok Samal, Jordan R. Green

CSE Conference and Workshop Papers

A silent speech interface (SSI) maps articulatory movement data to speech output. Although still in experimental stages, silent speech interfaces hold significant potential for facilitating oral communication in persons after laryngectomy or with other severe voice impairments. Despite the recent efforts on silent speech recognition algorithm development using offline data analysis, online test of SSIs have rarely been conducted. In this paper, we present a preliminary, online test of a real-time, interactive SSI based on electromagnetic motion tracking. The SSI played back synthesized speech sounds in response to the user’s tongue and lip movements. Three English talkers participated in ...


Individuals With Hearing Loss In Arkansas And Mental Health Service: Evaluating Accessibility, Christy Linn Pettis 2014 University of North Georgia

Individuals With Hearing Loss In Arkansas And Mental Health Service: Evaluating Accessibility, Christy Linn Pettis

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Landau-Kleffner Syndrome And Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Symptomatology Comparison, Ashley Drake 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome And Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Symptomatology Comparison, Ashley Drake

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

The different symptoms of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder are compared, with particular attention to the overlap of symptoms. In addition, a subset of children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder who experience abnormal epileptic activity is also discussed.


Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome: Associated Symptoms, Anomalies, And Management, Alex Gartner 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome: Associated Symptoms, Anomalies, And Management, Alex Gartner

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (LVAS) is a congenital disorder in which the vestibular aqueduct is larger than normal. As a result, patients with LVAS experience a sudden and progressive sensorineural hearing loss in early infancy or childhood. There are several ways to attempt to manage this progressive hearing loss, but as of yet there are no treatments.


Brodmann Area 44 & 45 Deficits And Their Impact On Speech And Language, Amber Guynup 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Brodmann Area 44 & 45 Deficits And Their Impact On Speech And Language, Amber Guynup

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

This poster reviews Broca's aphasia, and what cerebral areas are affected. Specifically, the difference between Brodmann’s areas 44 and 45 is explained, as well as their differing roles on language and communication. Finally, the deficits experienced by individuals with lesions to these areas are discussed


Training Communication Effectiveness In Individuals With Alzheimer’S Disease And Their Caregivers, Jackie Ferrell 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Training Communication Effectiveness In Individuals With Alzheimer’S Disease And Their Caregivers, Jackie Ferrell

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

Frequent communication breakdowns associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) negatively affect the patient-caregiver relationship. This indicates a need for proper communication training to achieve an improved quality of life for both parties. The purpose of this poster is to investigate recommended communication strategies and tools for effective communication between individuals with AD and their formal and informal caregivers.


Treatment Options For Dysphagia, Nicole Chiudina 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Treatment Options For Dysphagia, Nicole Chiudina

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can affect both children and adults. Treatments include rehabilitative and/or compensatory swallowing strategies. The type of treatment used differs for each client depending on their diagnosis and/or what phase of the swallow is affected. This poster review candidacy issues for these treatments.


Prenatal Environmental Toxins And Possible Links To Autism, Samantha Esposito 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Prenatal Environmental Toxins And Possible Links To Autism, Samantha Esposito

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication. Although there is no specific etiology known to cause autism, it is believed that a combination of both genetic and environmental factors have an impact on the development of ASD. This study examines different environmental toxins that are believed to increase the likelihood of autism when present in-utero


The Effects Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech On The Development Of Phonological Awareness, Stephanie Boyea 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

The Effects Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech On The Development Of Phonological Awareness, Stephanie Boyea

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

Research shows that childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is not only a disorder of motor planning for articulation, but is characterized by an impoverished phonological representation system. This presentation investigates the breakdown of the phonological representation system and its effect on the development of phonological awareness. The effectiveness of an integrated phonological awareness intervention program for children with CAS is also investigated.


The Stuttering Brain: Activation Patterns And Anatomy Differences, Laura Torrans 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

The Stuttering Brain: Activation Patterns And Anatomy Differences, Laura Torrans

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

The brain activation and anatomy differences seen in people who stutter is examined. The significance of right hemisphere overactivation and left hemisphere activation patterns, as well as pertinent gray and white matter differences are compared across research studies. Recent research on the connectivity of the basal ganglia, thalamus, and cortical circuit as it relates to the neural mechanism of stuttering are also discussed.


Otitis Media Treatment In Children: Surgery Vs. Antibiotics, Mary Catherine Urlacher 2014 SUNY Plattsburgh

Otitis Media Treatment In Children: Surgery Vs. Antibiotics, Mary Catherine Urlacher

Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters

Acute otitis media is one of the most common medical illnesses among children. Cases that are left untreated or reoccur may lead to hearing loss or further health complications such as mastoiditis. Recurrent infections may also lead to problems in the development of speech and language. The correct form of treatment is critical in curing acute otitis media. In this age of antibiotic resistance, the decision to prescribe antibiotics is approached with caution. Tympanostomy tubes is also considered when ear infections are persistent and speech is impacted. But which of the two treatments is the most efficient?


Assessment Of Morphosyntactic Development Of Preschool Children With Hearing Loss Using The Clinical Evaluation Of Language Fundamentals-Preschool Second Edition, Angela Anderson 2014 Utah State University

Assessment Of Morphosyntactic Development Of Preschool Children With Hearing Loss Using The Clinical Evaluation Of Language Fundamentals-Preschool Second Edition, Angela Anderson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

It is recommended that children with HL are assessed using standardized assessments normed on hearing peers (Houston & Caraway, 2009; Joint Commission on Infant Hearing (JCIH), 2007). However, as these assessments are more commonly administered to children with HL there is reason to further investigate the sensitivity of these assessments particularly in their ability to identify weaknesses specific to HL. The CELF-Preschool 2 (Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Preschool (Wiig, Secord & Semel, 2004)) has been found to be a valid tool for diagnosing language impairment in normal hearing children (Spaulding, Plante, & Farinella, 2006). However, this assessment has not been normed on children with HL and the standardized assessment may not successfully identify areas of acoustic weakness that may exist in children with HL, particularly as it relates to the form of language (such as syntax and morphology) (Spencer, 2004). Standard and/or scaled scores alone may not provide the information needed to understand a child’s ability to hear across frequencies and to learn and accurately use morphosyntactic structures/information.

This preliminary study will 1) provide results examining the performance of 47 preschool children with HL on the CELF-P2; 2) describe findings from an item analysis that show children with HL have ongoing challenges with morphosyntactic development; and 3) discuss implications for educational providers (i.e., speech-language pathologists, deaf educators,) for ...


“Birth Order’S Effect On Language Delay Detection In Young Children”, Victoria C. Souhlas 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi

“Birth Order’S Effect On Language Delay Detection In Young Children”, Victoria C. Souhlas

Honors Theses

In the field of Speech-Language Pathology, research has shown that the earlier a child is diagnosed with a speech and language disorder, the better the prognosis is for a favorable therapy outcome (Carroll, Bowyer-Crane, Duff, Hulme, Snowling, 2011). This researcher concentrated on how the birth order of a child can affect the prognosis of a speech and language delay. For this study, the goal was to collect quantitative data in order to view the extent of the correlation between birth order and the age of diagnosis. A sample population was found at the DuBard School of Language Disorders at the ...


The Comparison Of The Effectiveness Of Using A Traditional Approach To Speech Therapy To Using A Traditional Approach To Speech Therapy Plus Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises In Children With Articulation Disorders, Alanna D. Buckley 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Comparison Of The Effectiveness Of Using A Traditional Approach To Speech Therapy To Using A Traditional Approach To Speech Therapy Plus Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises In Children With Articulation Disorders, Alanna D. Buckley

Honors Theses

This study focuses on an area of debate in the field of Speech-Language Pathology with little prior research on the topic. The thesis considers the use of non-speech oral motor exercises in children with Articulation Disorders. Understanding the reasoning behind the use of these exercises as well as the reasons that cause the exercises to be controversial are discussed. Data is collected from four clients at the University of Southern Mississippi Speech and Hearing Clinic. All four clients have Articulation Disorders; non-speech oral motor exercises are used in therapy with two of the clients in addition to a Traditional Approach ...


Auditory Versus Cursive Writing Drills In Learning New Vocabulary In 4th Grade Children, Rachel S. Tyrone 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi

Auditory Versus Cursive Writing Drills In Learning New Vocabulary In 4th Grade Children, Rachel S. Tyrone

Honors Theses

Vocabulary acquisition is fundamental in order for children to succeed not only academically, but also socially. Throughout the years, many scholars have researched various techniques to aid children in learning new vocabulary. Two of the techniques to aid vocabulary can be seen by utilizing an auditory and a writing technique. A teacher will present the students with several vocabulary words multiple times throughout a regular school year. These words are vital to the success of the child. Consequently, there is a need to discover a technique that will aid the students in learning the new vocabulary words. In order to ...


Speech Cue Weighting In Fricative Consonant Perception In Hearing Impaired Children, Katherine L. Hogue, Junghwa Bahng, Deborah von Hapsburg, Mark Hedrick 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Speech Cue Weighting In Fricative Consonant Perception In Hearing Impaired Children, Katherine L. Hogue, Junghwa Bahng, Deborah Von Hapsburg, Mark Hedrick

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


April 30, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2014 Eastern Illinois University

April 30, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the April 30, 2014 Faculty Committee meeting.


Bridging Classroom And Lab Teaching In Audiology Using Problem Based Learning, Sriram Boothalingam 2014 Western University

Bridging Classroom And Lab Teaching In Audiology Using Problem Based Learning, Sriram Boothalingam

Teaching Innovation Projects

In traditional classroom settings, disciplinary content is generally presented first and students’ abilities to acquire this knowledge are then assessed through assignments and exams. Problem based learning (PBL), on the other hand, works in reverse: students learn in the context of the problem to be solved (Ram, 1999). PBL is based on both learning theories and constructivist principles.

In Audiology, students’ learning is divided: they study theory in classrooms and the use of sophisticated equipment, and instruments, in lab practicum, separately. In clinical placements, however, student audiologists encounter diverse patients and, consequently, are expected to draw from their theoretical knowledge ...


Masters Of Speech-Language Pathology Program Receives Accreditation News, Rhea Paul 2014 Sacred Heart University

Masters Of Speech-Language Pathology Program Receives Accreditation News, Rhea Paul

Rhea Paul

The speech-language pathology (SLP) Program at SHU was awarded candidacy, the first stage of accreditation conferred by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).


Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. VanPuymbrouck OTR/L 2014 Western Michigan University

Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. Vanpuymbrouck Otr/L

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Effective goal setting involves collaboration between the client and therapist and is an important component of occupational therapy practice. However, encouraging involvement and collaboration does not necessarily guarantee that client goals are incorporated into the treatment plan. The purpose of this innovative treatment program was to determine if providing a client with a venue for goal identification, documentation, and maintenance might impact participation and satisfaction in a day rehabilitation setting. Responses to a study satisfaction survey (Ss) were taken at baseline and immediately postintervention from the experimental (N = 11) and control (N = 10) groups and attendance rates were compared between ...


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