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

@article{Tallal1996LanguageCI,
  title={Language Comprehension in Language-Learning Impaired Children Improved with Acoustically Modified Speech},
  author={Paula Tallal and Steven L. Miller and Gail Bedi and Gary Byma and Xiaoqin Wang and Srikantan S. Nagarajan and Christopher Schreiner and William M. Jenkins and Michael Merzenich},
  journal={Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={271},
  pages={81 - 84}
}
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… 

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