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Improvement of a speech recognizer for standardized medical assessment of children's speech by integration of prior knowledge

Tobias Bocklet, Andreas Maier, Ulrich Eysholdt, Elmar Noth
2010 2010 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop  
In this work we improved our automatic speech recognition system by integrating prior knowledge.  ...  Speech recognition of children is a more difficult task than speech recognition of adults. This problem is amplified for children with articulation disorders like cleft lip and palate (CLP).  ...  SUMMARY We have shown, that an integration of prior knowledge into a speech recognizer leads to huge recognition improvements.  ... 
doi:10.1109/slt.2010.5700861 dblp:conf/slt/BockletMEN10 fatcat:m5nk6mmiyrdrpfuea4rn5ikycu

Audiovisual spoken word recognition by children with cochlear implants

Karen Iler Kirk, Marcia J. Hay-Mccutcheon, Rachael Frush Holt, Sujuan Gao, Rong Qi, Bethany L. Gerlain
2007 Audiological Medicine  
On each test, lexical characteristics of the stimulus items were controlled to assess the effects of lexical competition. The children also were administered a test of receptive vocabulary knowledge.  ...  The AV-LNST assessed recognition of key words in sentences in a visual-only, auditoryonly and audiovisual presentation format.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders grants R01 DC00064 and R01 DC008875. We thank Shirley C.  ... 
doi:10.1080/16513860701673892 pmid:19823696 pmcid:PMC2759184 fatcat:yd6qtnl27rcyhfbiftlnv3hr7q

Listening to Mom in the NICU: effects of increased maternal speech exposure on language outcomes and white matter development in infants born very preterm

Edith Brignoni-Pérez, Maya Chan Morales, Virginia A. Marchman, Melissa Scala, Heidi M. Feldman, Kristen Yeom, Katherine E. Travis
2021 Trials  
Treatment consists of increased maternal speech exposure, accomplished by playing audio recordings of each baby's own mother reading a children's book via an iPod placed in their crib/incubator.  ...  Newborns are randomly assigned to the treatment (n = 21) or standard medical care (n = 21) group.  ...  is part of the standard medical care at LPCH and is performed prior to hospital discharge (~36-38 weeks PMA).  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13063-021-05385-4 pmid:34256820 pmcid:PMC8276502 fatcat:yzywtafoyrgqlmvwvlosefkrfi

Effects of a family-centered workshop for children with developmental delays

Wen-Huei Hsieh, Wen-Chung Lee, Ru-Lan Hsieh
2018 Medicine  
The workshop was conducted for the children with developmental delays and their parents in the form of one 2-hour session per week for 6 weeks by health and education professionals by using a family-centered  ...  The multidisciplinary short-term family-centered workshop for children with developmental delays improved the children's physical health and global functional skills, and it reduced the impact of the child's  ...  In this study, we extended our prior findings by assessing the effects on children's functioning and health as well as the family impact of a prospective, family-centered workshop conducted by health and  ... 
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000012106 pmid:30200094 pmcid:PMC6133592 fatcat:zhfxmbm6ijehdokmiawhyzld24

Automatic Speech Recognition: Systematic Literature Review

Sadeen Alharbi, Muna Alrazgan, Alanoud Alrashed, Turkiah AlNomasi, Raghad Almojel, Rimah Alharbi, Saja Alharbi, Sahar Alturki, Fatimah Alshehri, Maha Almojil
2021 IEEE Access  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors thank the Deanship of Scientific Research and RSSU at King Saud University for their technical support.  ...  They then separated the speech signals from background noise. Accordingly, the proposed method requires prior knowledge of the number of sound sources, which is a limitation. D.  ...  While using MESSL's outputs for spatial covariance estimates of the noise improved ASR performance compared to a standard baseline.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3112535 fatcat:uhyhmyd6b5d2lldkhf6tihnxky

Exploring the effect of an augmented reality literacy programme for reading and spelling difficulties for children diagnosed with ADHD

Crispino Tosto, Tomonori Hasegawa, Eleni Mangina, Antonella Chifari, Rita Treacy, Gianluca Merlo, Giuseppe Chiazzese
2020 Virtual Reality  
Existing research has shown that augmented reality (AR) can improve academic outcomes by stimulating pupils' attention.  ...  AHA project aimed at implementing an evidence-based intervention to improve ADHD children's reading and spelling abilities through the enhancement of an existing literacy programme with AR functionality  ...  and improvement of innovative teaching and learning processes, through the use of the Information and Communication Technologies, and the enhancement of the Irish and International educational school  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10055-020-00485-z fatcat:uk6me4lk3ngxtfahcn7momrhl4

Teaching Young Nonverbal Children with Autism Useful Speech: A Pilot Study of the Denver Model and PROMPT Interventions

Sally J. Rogers, Deborah Hayden, Susan Hepburn, Renee Charlifue-Smith, Terry Hall, Athena Hayes
2006 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  
(a neuro-developmental approach for speech production disorders).  ...  for speech production disorders).  ...  Assessments were not conducted by children's therapists, and assessors had no direct knowledge of the speech the child was acquiring in treatment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10803-006-0142-x pmid:16845576 fatcat:sb6pymx4abgqbalzlj55sesq4y

CI 2013 Symposium/October 24–26, 2013 Proceedings of the First Annual Symposium of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance

Craig A. Buchman, Donna L. Sorkin
2014 Cochlear Implants International  
and behavioral audiological procedures have resulted in an improved ability to evaluate candidacy and map the speech processors of very young patients.  ...  Evolving clinical practices have allowed surgeons to minimize surgical challenges and risks for children who receive an implant when they are less than 12 months of age while improvements in objective  ...  recognized world-wide as the gold standard for a professional serving children and their families.  ... 
doi:10.1179/1467010014z.000000000209 fatcat:6kwl6k3nwzcyhmklmkzdg3qh7q

Early Postimplant Speech Perception and Language Skills Predict Long-Term Language and Neurocognitive Outcomes Following Pediatric Cochlear Implantation

Cynthia R. Hunter, William G. Kronenberger, Irina Castellanos, David B. Pisoni
2017 Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research  
Method: Thirty-six long-term users of cochlear implants, implanted at an average age of 3.4 years, completed measures of speech perception, language, and executive functioning an average of 14.4 years  ...  in order to assess predictive relations with long-term outcomes.  ...  We thank Bethany Colson and Shirley Henning for administering speech, language, and neurocognitive tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1044/2017_jslhr-h-16-0152 pmid:28724130 pmcid:PMC5829806 fatcat:7bopvdbdgngh5bn2hkkgl3rw2m

Speech Reception Thresholds in Noise and Self-Reported Hearing Disability in a General Adult Population

Cas Smits, Sophia E. Kramer, Tammo Houtgast
2006 Ear and Hearing  
Results: Findings from the study have suggested that speech stimuli do show sensitivity to children's development, and thus ensure a more reliable method of assessing the SRT-PTA Khoza-Shangase and Singer  ...  Methods: Speech-language development was screened prior to the audiological assessment to ensure normal development.  ...  in the 2012-2013 World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki.  ... 
doi:10.1097/01.aud.0000233917.72551.cf pmid:16957503 fatcat:cb7m5kxzlbgnhla3d4z7vyfx6q

Infants' neural speech discrimination predicts individual differences in grammar ability at 6 years of age and their risk of developing speech-language disorders

T. Christina Zhao, Olivia Boorom, Patricia K. Kuhl, Reyna Gordon
2021 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  
The current study reports a prospective prediction of speech-language skills at a much later age-6 years-old-from the same children's nonnative speech discrimination at 11 months-old, indexed by MEG mismatch  ...  Children's speech-language skills at 6 were comprehensively evaluated by a speech-language pathologist in two ways: individual differences in spoken grammar, and the presence versus absence of speech-language  ...  Use of REDCap was made possible by Grant UL1 TR000445 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)/NIH.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2021.100949 pmid:33823366 fatcat:7i3g4hqxlzg5dcuhkv7ycvohqu

Training Teachers and Parents on Verbal Communication among Children with Hearing Impairment: Preliminary Results from Schools in Kenya

Luqman Lawal, Mathew Karia
2016 Journal of Communication Disorders Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids  
Conclusions: Result suggests a perception of increased environmental sounds awareness, vocalization and increased/improved speech due to the intervention.  ...  We utilized a pre-post design and used validated questionnaires for data collection.  ...  Introduction Improvement of social development and integration of every child, including those with disabilities, is recognized as a key human right by United Nation Convention on the Right of People with  ... 
doi:10.4172/2375-4427.1000159 fatcat:3k3cy3m3h5f6rijlodkyaa5ewi

A Practice-Based Interprofessional Emergent Writing Intervention: Impacts on Graduate Students and Preschoolers

2022 Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders  
To accomplish this objective and promote IPP in the profession, ASHA recognizes the need for training in IPP (i.e., interprofessional education [IPE] ) to be integrated into academic programs.  ...  session for improved practice and refinement of learning.  ...  The other authors received a salary from the university at which this research was conducted. None of the authors have relevant nonfinancial disclosures.  ... 
doi:10.30707/tlcsd6.1.1649037808.702214 fatcat:lkr324emsjdsxb7hbeaosuhg4e

Pediatric Auditory Brainstem Implantation

Holly F. B. Teagle, Lillian Henderson, Shuman He, Matthew G. Ewend, Craig A. Buchman
2018 Ear and Hearing  
Design-A prospective, single-subject observational study of ABI in children without NFII was undertaken at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  ...  Results-Five children without NFII have received ABIs to date without permanent medical sequelae, although 2 children required treatment after surgery for temporary complications.  ...  Source of Funding: This work was supported in part by grants from NIH/NIDCD (1R21 DC011383 and 1R03DC013153), funding provided by the Weatherspoon family, and the pilot grant of Center for Perception and  ... 
doi:10.1097/aud.0000000000000501 pmid:29023243 pmcid:PMC5821574 fatcat:lifq7fsjcvcvlaisq4f2sifpze

Automatic Speech Recognition Systems for the Evaluation of Voice and Speech Disorders in Head and Neck Cancer

Andreas Maier, Tino Haderlein, Florian Stelzle, Elmar Nöth, Emeka Nkenke, Frank Rosanowski, Anne Schützenberger, Maria Schuster
2010 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
Intelligibility was quantified by speech recognition on recordings of a standard text read by 41 German laryngectomized patients with cancer of the larynx or hypopharynx and 49 German patients who had  ...  For assessment and outcome measurements, automatic speech recognition systems have previously been shown to be appropriate for objective and quick evaluation of intelligibility.  ...  The authors are responsible for the content of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2010/926951 fatcat:pfdqthpdujduzc34gtg2ra3rua
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