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Perception, Technology, and Clinical Applications (WEBS192196)

Course Description

These Perspectives (SIG 19) articles focus on perceptual considerations and the use of a system to investigate lingual coordination as a clinical tool. In the first article Rakerd et al. review the resonant effects of performers, resonance associated with nasality, and resonant voice for both normal and disordered populations. In the second article Grover et al. use the bubble noise method, which places noise randomly in time and frequency with “holes” or “bubbles” that give glimpses into the target signal, to determine what is perceptually important in the speech signal for native/first language listeners versus nonnative/second language listeners. In the final article, Dugan et al. review TonguePART, an image processing system used to track the tongue surface, as a reliable, fast method to track articulatory movement of the tongue for syllables.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify perceptual correlates of the actor’s/singer’s formant, hyponasality and hypernasality, and resonant speech
  • describe the clinical application of the bubble noise design
  • describe characteristics of tongue part movement for children with typical and residual speech sound


The following articles are included in this course:

  • Resonance Effects and the Vocalization of Speech, by Brad Rakerd, Eric J. Hunter, and Peter LaPine
  • The Bubble Noise Technique for Speech Perception Research, by Michael I. Mandel, Vikas Grover, Mengxuan Zhao, Jiyoung Choi, and Valerie L. Shafer
  • Tongue Part Movement Trajectories for /r/ Using Ultrasound, by Sarah Dugan, Sarah R. Li, Jack Masterson, Hannah Woeste, Neeraja Mahalingam, Caroline Spencer, T. Douglas Mast, Michael A. Riley and Suzanne E. Boyce
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3
ASHA CEU*: 0.3
Item #(s): WEBS192196
Available Through: July 23, 2023