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ERIC Number: EJ792873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1368-2822
Case Study Using Ultrasound to Treat /[turned r]/
Modha, Geetanjalee; Bernhardt, B. May; Church, Robyn; Bacsfalvi, Penelope
International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, v43 n3 p323-329 May 2008
Background: Ultrasound has shown promise as visual feedback in remediation of /[turned r]/.Aims: To compare treatment for [turned r] with and without ultrasound.Methods & Procedures: A Canadian English-speaking adolescent participated in a case study with a no treatment baseline, alternating treatment blocks with and without ultrasound and a final no treatment period. Outcomes & Results: Formant values and trained listener ratings of speech samples indicated improvement in /[turned r]/production, particularly after the introduction of ultrasound.Conclusions: Ultrasound appeared to facilitate the acquisition of /[turned r]/ for the participant. Large-scale studies are needed to evaluate ultrasound further. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada