Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Researchers study use of ultrasound technology in speech therapy


Clinicians in a multisite research study are testing the use of ultrasound technology to help with persistent speech errors, such as trouble pronouncing the "r" sound. The tool allows children, who may have difficultly hearing their errors, use visual cues to learn how to position their tongue to make sounds. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/20)  http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-tool-for-children-with-speech-errors-1413831478?mod=dist_smartbrief

Tablet case could serve as virtual interpreter


California startup company MotionSavvy is working on a tablet case that can translate sign language into speech and text. The UNI program, which is currently seeking beta testers, is expected to cost $799 for the device plus a $20 monthly subscription when it's released next year. Wired.com (10/21) http://www.wired.com/2014/10/motionsavvy/