Effects of computer-based intervention through acoustically modified speech (Fast ForWord) in severe mixed receptive-expressive language impairment: outcomes from a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Effects of computer-based intervention through acoustically modified speech (Fast ForWord) in severe mixed receptive-expressive language impairment: outcomes from a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Wendy Cohen and Anna Hodson and Anne O'hare and James M. E. Boyle and Tariq S. Durrani and Elspeth McCartney and Mike Mattey and Lionel Naftalin and Jocelynne Watson},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={48 3},
Seventy-seven children between the ages of 6 and 10 years, with severe mixed receptive-expressive specific language impairment (SLI), participated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Fast ForWord (FFW; Scientific Learning Corporation, 1997, 2001). FFW is a computer-based intervention for treating SLI using acoustically enhanced speech stimuli. These stimuli are modified to exaggerate their time and intensity properties as part of an adaptive training process. All children who participated… 

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