Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Development and Preliminary Testing of a Computer-based Program for Training Stop Conconants

Author(s) Nancy Thomas-Stonell
Michael McClean
Leslie Dolman
Bruce Oddson
Volume 16
Number 1
Year 1992
Page(s) 5-9
Language English
Keywords computer
Abstract Consonant imprecision is a major factor in reducing intelligibility in speech production disorders. This article describes the development of a computer-based speech training (CBST) program for training stop consonant productions. Called the "Bow and Arrow Game," this program provides visual feedback on both manner and place of articulation. Results of recognition accuracy reveal that the program is 91 % accurate at discriminating the /p/ phoneme from the /t/ and /k/ sounds but less accurate at discriminating the /t/ and /k/ sounds (75% and 71 %, respectively).

L'imprécision consonantique constitue un facteur important dans la diminution de l'intelligibilité présente dans les troubles de production de la parole. Ce texte décrit la mise au point d'un programme informatique de formation de la parole (PIFP) en vue de la formation de productions d'occlusives. Ce programme, appelé le «Jeu de l'arc et des flèches,» fournit une réaction visuelle sur le mode et de lieu d'articulation. Les résultats de l'exactitude de la reconnaissance révèlent que le programme parvient dans une proportion de 91% à distinguer le phonème /p/ des sons /t/ et /k/ (75% et 71% respectivement.)
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