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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928645/auditory-motor-mapping-training-in-a-more-verbal-child-with-autism
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Karen V Chenausky, Andrea C Norton, Gottfried Schlaug
We tested the effect of Auditory-Motor Mapping Training (AMMT), a novel, intonation-based treatment for spoken language originally developed for minimally verbal (MV) children with autism, on a more-verbal child with autism. We compared this child's performance after 25 therapy sessions with that of: (1) a child matched on age, autism severity, and expressive language level who received 25 sessions of a non-intonation-based control treatment Speech Repetition Therapy (SRT); and (2) a matched pair of MV children (one of whom received AMMT; the other, SRT)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919105/airflow-error-measurement-due-to-pneumotachograph-mask-rim-leaks
#2
Nicholas A May, Ronald C Scherer
Airflow during speech production is recorded using a pneumotachograph system wherein typically a mask is placed upon the face. Accurate measures of airflow require mask calibration and a complete seal of the mask rim to the face. Literature frequently cites mask rim leaks as causing flow measurement inaccuracies, but quantitative studies of the inaccuracies are needed. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of inaccuracy of flow measurement using a Glottal Enterprises aerodynamic system for a variety of mask rim leak conditions...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918257/pathways-of-the-inferior-frontal-occipital-fasciculus-in-overt-speech-and-reading
#3
Claire Rollans, Kulpreet Cheema, George K Georgiou, Jacqueline Cummine
In this study, we examined the relationship between tractography-based measures of white matter integrity (ex. fractional anisotropy [FA]) from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and five reading-related tasks, including rapid automatized naming (RAN) of letters, digits, and objects, and reading of real words and nonwords. Twenty university students with no reported history of reading difficulties were tested on all five tasks and their performance was correlated with diffusion measures extracted through DTI tractography...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916222/estimating-vocal-effort-from-the-aerodynamics-of-labial-fricatives-a-feasibility-study
#4
Yohann Meynadier, Anita El Hajj, Michel Pitermann, Thierry Legou, Antoine Giovanni
OBJECTIVE AND HYPOTHESIS: Vocal effort in loud voice is produced with increased subglottal pressure during vowels and increased supraglottal pressure during consonants. In the paper, our main objective is to check whether it was supported by a parallel increase in the airflow resistance of the laryngeal articulator and of the supralaryngeal articulator, here the lips. STUDY DESIGN AND METHOD: For this comparison, our choice fell on the fricative consonants, as their production allows perfectly synchronous air pressure and airflow measurements...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915784/the-role-of-fundamental-frequency-and-temporal-envelope-in-processing-sentences-with-temporary-syntactic-ambiguities
#5
Victoria Sharpe, Daniel Fogerty, Dirk-Bart den Ouden
Previous experiments have demonstrated the impact of speech prosody on syntactic processing. The present study was designed to examine how listeners use specific acoustic properties of prosody for grammatical interpretation. We investigated the independent contributions of two acoustic properties associated with the pitch and rhythmic properties of speech; the fundamental frequency and temporal envelope, respectively. The effect of degrading these prosodic components was examined by testing listeners' ability to parse early-closure garden-path sentences...
September 2017: Language and Speech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914137/comparing-phoneme-frequency-age-of-acquisition-and-loss-in-aphasia-implications-for-phonological-universals
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Cristina Romani, Claudia Galuzzi, Cecilia Guariglia, Jeremy Goslin
Phonological complexity may be central to the nature of human language. It may shape the distribution of phonemes and phoneme sequences within languages, but also determine age of acquisition and susceptibility to loss in aphasia. We evaluated this claim using frequency statistics derived from a corpus of phonologically transcribed Italian words (phonitalia, available at phonitalia,org), rankings of phoneme age of acquisition (AoA) and rate of phoneme errors in patients with apraxia of speech (AoS) as an indication of articulatory complexity...
September 15, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906160/tone-production-and-perception-and-intelligibility-of-produced-speech-in-mandarin-speaking-cochlear-implanted-children
#7
Yi-Lu Li, Yi-Hui Lin, Hui-Mei Yang, Yeou-Jiunn Chen, Jiunn-Liang Wu
OBJECTIVE: This study explored tone production, tone perception and intelligibility of produced speech in Mandarin-speaking prelingually deaf children with at least 5 years of cochlear implant (CI) experience. Another focus was on the predictive value of tone perception and tone production as they relate to speech intelligibility. DESIGN: Cross-sectional research. STUDY SAMPLE: Thirty-three prelingually deafened children aged over eight years with over five years of experience with CI underwent tests for tone perception, tone production, and the Speech Intelligibility Rating (SIR)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901779/initial-consonant-deletion-in-bilingual-spanish-english-speaking-children-with-speech-sound-disorders
#8
Leah Fabiano-Smith, Suzanne Lea Cuzner
The purpose of this study was to utilize a theoretical model of bilingual speech sound production as a framework for analyzing the speech of bilingual children with speech sound disorders. In order to distinguish speech difference from speech disorder, we examined between-language interaction on initial consonant deletion, an error pattern found cross-linguistically in the speech of children with speech sound disorders. Thirteen monolingual English-speaking and bilingual Spanish-and English-speaking preschoolers with speech sound disorders were audio-recorded during a single word picture-naming task and their recordings were phonetically transcribed...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900404/cantonese-speaking-children-do-not-acquire-tone-perception-before-tone-production-a-perceptual-and-acoustic-study-of-three-year-olds-monosyllabic-tones
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Puisan Wong, Wing M Fu, Eunice Y L Cheung
Models of phonological development assume that speech perception precedes speech production and that children acquire suprasegmental features earlier than segmental features. Studies of Chinese-speaking children challenge these assumptions. For example, Chinese-speaking children can produce tones before two-and-a-half years but are not able to discriminate the same tones until after 6 years of age. This study compared the perception and production of monosyllabic Cantonese tones directly in 3 -year-old children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899551/relationship-between-neuronal-network-architecture-and-naming-performance-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-connectome-based-approach-using-machine-learning
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B C Munsell, G Wu, J Fridriksson, K Thayer, N Mofrad, N Desisto, D Shen, L Bonilha
Impaired confrontation naming is a common symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). The neurobiological mechanisms underlying this impairment are poorly understood but may indicate a structural disorganization of broadly distributed neuronal networks that support naming ability. Importantly, naming is frequently impaired in other neurological disorders and by contrasting the neuronal structures supporting naming in TLE with other diseases, it will become possible to elucidate the common systems supporting naming...
September 9, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899200/spoken-language-and-everyday-functioning-in-5-year-old-children-using-hearing-aids-or-cochlear-implants
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Linda Cupples, Teresa Yc Ching, Laura Button, Mark Seeto, Vicky Zhang, Jessica Whitfield, Miriam Gunnourie, Louise Martin, Vivienne Marnane
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the factors influencing 5-year language, speech and everyday functioning of children with congenital hearing loss. DESIGN: Standardised tests including PLS-4, PPVT-4 and DEAP were directly administered to children. Parent reports on language (CDI) and everyday functioning (PEACH) were collected. Regression analyses were conducted to examine the influence of a range of demographic variables on outcomes. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants were 339 children enrolled in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892819/input-subject-diversity-accelerates-the-growth-of-tense-and-agreement-indirect-benefits-from-a-parent-implemented-intervention
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Pamela A Hadley, Matthew Rispoli, Janet K Holt
Purpose: This follow-up study examined whether a parent intervention that increased the diversity of lexical noun phrase subjects in parent input and accelerated children's sentence diversity (Hadley et al., 2017) had indirect benefits on tense/agreement (T/A) morphemes in parent input and children's spontaneous speech. Method: Differences in input variables related to T/A marking were compared for parents who received toy talk instruction and a quasi-control group: input informativeness and full is declaratives...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888891/investigating-the-role-of-temporal-lobe-activation-in-speech-perception-accuracy-with-normal-hearing-adults-an-event-related-fnirs-study
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Jessica Defenderfer, Anastasia Kerr-German, Mark Hedrick, Aaron T Buss
Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a safe, non-invasive, relatively quiet imaging technique that is tolerant of movement artifact making it uniquely ideal for the assessment of hearing mechanisms. Previous research demonstrates the capacity for fNIRS to detect cortical changes to varying speech intelligibility, revealing a positive relationship between cortical activation amplitude and speech perception score. In the present study, we use an event-related design to investigate the hemodynamic response in the temporal lobe across different listening conditions...
September 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886431/the-effect-of-phonetic-complexity-on-the-speed-of-single-word-productions-in-adults-who-do-and-do-not-stutter
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Courtney T Byrd, Geoffrey A Coalson, Jie Yang, Kirsten Moriarty
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of phonetic complexity as measured by the Word Complexity Measure (WCM) on the speed of single-word production in adults who do (AWS, n=15) and do not stutter (AWNS, n=15). METHOD: Participants were required to name pictures of high versus low phonetic complexity and balanced for lexical properties. Speech reaction time was recorded from initial presentation of the picture to verbal response of participant for each word type...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885640/inner-speech-s-relationship-with-overt-speech-in-poststroke-aphasia
#15
Brielle C Stark, Sharon Geva, Elizabeth A Warburton
Purpose: Relatively preserved inner speech alongside poor overt speech has been documented in some persons with aphasia (PWA), but the relationship of overt speech with inner speech is still largely unclear, as few studies have directly investigated these factors. The present study investigates the relationship of relatively preserved inner speech in aphasia with selected measures of language and cognition. Method: Thirty-eight persons with chronic aphasia (27 men, 11 women; average age 64...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878980/the-origins-of-babytalk-smiling-teaching-or-social-convergence
#16
Marina Kalashnikova, Christopher Carignan, Denis Burnham
When addressing their young infants, parents systematically modify their speech. Such infant-directed speech (IDS) contains exaggerated vowel formants, which have been proposed to foster language development via articulation of more distinct speech sounds. Here, this assumption is rigorously tested using both acoustic and, for the first time, fine-grained articulatory measures. Mothers were recorded speaking to their infant and to another adult, and measures were taken of their acoustic vowel space, their tongue and lip movements and the length of their vocal tract...
August 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876369/quantitative-analysis-of-tongue-movement-in-14-phonemes-of-brazilian-portuguese
#17
Lídia Maurício da Silva, Aline Mara de Oliveira Vassoler, Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino, Larissa Cristina Berti
Purpose: The aim of this study was to characterize the ultrasonographic pattern of tongue movement in 14 consonant phonemes of Brazilian Portuguese (BP), seeking to identify and describe ultrasonographic parameters that could grasp the difference of manner and place of articulation among these phonemes. Methods: We selected 20 individuals with typical speech production, aged between 20-30 years of both genders. The selected stimuli included the 14 lingual consonant BP phonemes in the intervocalic context of [a]...
September 4, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870853/neural-overlap-of-l1-and-l2-semantic-representations-in-speech-a%C3%A2-decoding-approach
#18
Eowyn Van de Putte, Wouter De Baene, Marcel Brass, Wouter Duyck
Although research has now converged towards a consensus that both languages of a bilingual are represented in at least partly shared systems for language comprehension, it remains unclear whether both languages are represented in the same neural populations for production. We investigated the neural overlap between L1 and L2 semantic representations of translation equivalents using a production task in which the participants had to name pictures in L1 and L2. Using a decoding approach, we tested whether brain activity during the production of individual nouns in one language allowed predicting the production of the same concepts in the other language...
September 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865406/resting-state-perfusion-in-the-language-network-is-linked-to-formal-thought-disorder-and-poor-functional-outcome-in-schizophrenia
#19
K Stegmayer, M Stettler, W Strik, A Federspiel, R Wiest, S Bohlhalter, S Walther
OBJECTIVE: Formal thought disorder (FTD) is a core symptom in schizophrenia. Here, we focus on resting state cerebral blood flow (rCBF) linked to dimensions of FTD. METHODS: We included 47 schizophrenia spectrum patients and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. We assessed FTD with the assessment of thought, language, and communication (TLC) and imaging on a 3T MRI scanner. Within patients, we tested the association of FTD dimensions and in a subgroup (n = 27) the association of functional outcome after 6 months with whole brain rCBF...
September 2, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863611/phonetic-enhancement-of-mandarin-vowels-and-tones-infant-directed-speech-and-lombard-speech
#20
Ping Tang, Nan Xu Rattanasone, Ivan Yuen, Katherine Demuth
Speech units are reported to be hyperarticulated in both infant-directed speech (IDS) and Lombard speech. Since these two registers have typically been studied separately, it is unclear if the same speech units are hyperarticulated in the same manner between these registers. The aim of the present study is to compare the effect of register on vowel and tone modification in the tonal language Mandarin Chinese. Vowel and tone productions were produced by 15 Mandarin-speaking mothers during interactions with their 12-month-old infants during a play session (IDS), in conversation with a Mandarin-speaking adult in a 70 dBA eight-talker babble noise environment (Lombard speech), and in a quiet environment (adult-directed speech)...
August 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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