The Use of Visual Feedback to Elicit Correct /r/ Biofeedback in the form of the visual display from the monitor of a real-time spectrograph was presented to a 10-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl who had been unable to attain correct production of /r/ despite years of treatment. Both perceptual ratings and acoustic measures were made of the clients' ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   May 01, 1995
The Use of Visual Feedback to Elicit Correct /r/
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Linda I. Shuster
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Dennis M. Ruscello
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Amy R. Toth
    Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV
  • Contact author: Linda I. Shuster, PhD, PO Box 6122, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   May 01, 1995
The Use of Visual Feedback to Elicit Correct /r/
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1995, Vol. 4, 37-44. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0402.37
History: Received February 11, 1994 , Accepted September 1, 1994
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1995, Vol. 4, 37-44. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0402.37
History: Received February 11, 1994; Accepted September 1, 1994

Biofeedback in the form of the visual display from the monitor of a real-time spectrograph was presented to a 10-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl who had been unable to attain correct production of /r/ despite years of treatment. Both perceptual ratings and acoustic measures were made of the clients' productions of /r/ before and after treatment with the spectrograph. The results indicated that children and adolescents can use this type feedback to attain correct production of /r/ when other methods have failed. Potential reasons for the success of this approach are discussed.

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