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This study investigated adults' rate preferences when listening to synthetic speech. Twenty younger and 20 older adults listened to phonemically balanced sentences generated by MultiVoice™ (DECtalk™) and presented at randomized rates between 120 to 250 words per minute (wpm). Participants...
The purpose of this study was to examine two methods for teaching Blissymbols with 40 nonhandicapped 6 and 12 year olds. In the first method, subjects were taught composite symbols by paired association, while in the second method, they were taught both the composite meaning of each symbol as...
A demographic survey of speech pathologists was conducted in Australia to investigate the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with adults with acquired neurologic communication disabilities. Questionnaires were distributed to all speech pathologists who were members of the...
Severely dysarthric speakers who are considering an augmentative form of communication may think this option precludes use of their residual speech. Current procedures used to assess speech intelligibility have not addressed how natural speech might be incorporated into a total communication...
An adult with mild aphasia (Mr. C) participated in an 8-week intervention program addressing written language. This case study reports the impact of using a talking word processing program on the frequency of errors in written language. The examiner tallied word-level substitution, addition,...
A statewide survey was conducted in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Center of Harrisburg to determine the needs, priorities, and preferences of mothers and fathers with young children between the ages of 3 and 12 years who use assistive devices to overcome severe speaking...
This research examined the use of the DragonDictate speech recognition system as a writing aid by 10 speakers with spastic dysarthria due to cerebral palsy with the ultimate goal of establishing prescription guidelines. The objectives were to (1) determine how intelligibility relates to...
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