Language Comprehension in Language-Learning Impaired Children Improved with Acoustically Modified Speech

  title={Language Comprehension in Language-Learning Impaired Children Improved with Acoustically Modified Speech},
  author={P. Tallal and S. Miller and G. Bedi and G. Byma and X. Wang and S. Nagarajan and C. Schreiner and W. Jenkins and M. Merzenich},
  pages={81 - 84}
  • P. Tallal, S. Miller, +6 authors M. Merzenich
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A speech processing algorithm was developed to create more salient versions of the rapidly changing elements in the acoustic waveform of speech that have been shown to be deficiently processed by language-learning impaired (LLI) children. LLI children received extensive daily training, over a 4-week period, with listening exercises in which all speech was translated into this synthetic form. They also received daily training with computer “games” designed to adaptively drive improvements in… CONTINUE READING
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