ERIC Number: ED040558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of Procedures for Using the Voice Visualizer as an Aid in Teaching Speech to the Deaf. Final Report.
Pronovost, Wilbert; And Others
A prototype voice visualizer was constructed and a program of instructional materials designed to teach discrimination of minimally paired vowel or consonant sounds. Two groups of 24 deaf children with poor articulatory ability received instruction twice weekly for 4 months; also, a group of eight deaf children with good speech participated in five sessions. Listener ratings indicated both the consonant and vowel groups improved most markedly in the first month. The consonant group improved more, but improvement in articulatory proficiency was not accompanied by corresponding improvement in word intelligibility. The additional group of eight showed improvement in both areas. The visualizer was reportedly easily operated and presented no technical problems. (Author/JD)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.