Speech Science Primer

Speech Science Primer
Author: Gloria J. Borden,Katherine S. Harris
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 302
ISBN: UOM:39015010659178
Language: en
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MATLAB Primer for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

MATLAB   Primer for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Author: Frank R. Boutsen,Justin D. Dvorak
Release: 2015-11-30
Editor: Plural Publishing
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781597569491
Language: en
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MATLAB® Primer for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology provides training and access to MATLAB®, the computational language developed by MathWorks®. While there are MATLAB® textbooks and manuals written for the field of engineering, there are no textbooks targeting allied heath disciplines, particularly speech-language pathology and audiology. Research and practice in this field can greatly benefit from quantification and automation in data management, a domain that is increasingly labor-intensive. The text anticipates and promotes increased reliance on quantification and automation in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. This book is intended for students, practitioners, and researchers in speech-language pathology and audiology who wish to increase their productivity by incorporating and automating common research procedures and data-analysis calculations, or who wish to develop new tools and methods for their own paradigms and data processing. It assumes no prior knowledge of programming, but requires the reader to have a grasp of basic computer skills, such as managing folders, moving files, and navigating file paths and folder structures. Content and style are chosen so as to lower the threshold for an audience who has limited training in computer science. Concepts are presented in a personalized writing style (almost a dialogue with the reader), along with a didactic format similar to programmed instruction, using applications and work assignments that are concrete and manageable. Key features include: * A comprehensive introduction for the user in an effort to limit background knowledge needed to understand the content * Several mathematical review appendices * Exercises for the student to apply skills learned in laboratory and clinical applications Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such documents, audio, and video) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Fundamentals of Speech Science

Fundamentals of Speech Science
Author: Donald J. Fucci,Norman J. Lass
Release: 1999
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 206
ISBN: IND:30000061542134
Language: en
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Fundamentals of Speech Science is a text that addresses basic concepts in speech science in a clear manner that facilitates the learning of technical material by undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to clear writing, the book contains over 170 illustrations to help explain important concepts like those in basic acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the speech production mechanism, resonance, acoustics of speech production, and speech perception. Other student-friendly attributes of the book include study questions, suggested readings, and a glossary of all key terms used throughout the book. Together the authors represent 60 years teaching experience in Speech Science this text exhibits their in depth understanding of the learning process.

The Speech Chain

The Speech Chain
Author: Dr. Peter B. Denes,Dr. Elliot N. Pinson
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781787200777
Language: en
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Originally published in 1963, The Speech Chain has been regarded as the classic, easy-to-read introduction to the fundamentals and complexities of speech communication. It provides a foundation for understanding the essential aspects of linguistics, acoustics and anatomy, and explores research and development into digital processing of speech and the use of computers for the generation of artificial speech and speech recognition. This interdisciplinary account will prove invaluable to students with little or no previous exposure to the study of language.

The Acoustic Analysis of Speech

The Acoustic Analysis of Speech
Author: Raymond D. Kent,Raymond A. Kent,Charles Read
Release: 2002
Editor: Singular
Pages: 311
ISBN: UOM:39015053769637
Language: en
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The Acoustic Analysis Of Speech presents essential information on modern methods for the acoustic analysis of speech. It assumes only a modest technical background and is intended for the reader who wants to know the basic issues in speech analysis but does not have an extensive background in engineering, physics or mathematics. The book discusses the basic methods for the acoustic analysis of speech in relation to (a) the acoustic theory of speech production and (b) measures of primary interest to speech scientists, speech-language pathologists, linguists, psychologists or others who are interested in the acoustic signal of speech. Readers will gain an understanding of theory, methods and databases pertaining to speech acoustics. The book offers a simple and straightforward explanation of all aspects of acoustic analysis from recording the signal, to analysis methods, to sources of data on phonetic and suprasegmental aspects of speech. Includes reference to acoustic data for several languages in addition to English. The book is written at a general introductory level for course in Speech Science; Speech Acoustics; Experimental Phonetics and Laboratory Instrumentation for Speech and Hearing.

Linguistics for L2 Teachers

Linguistics for L2 Teachers
Author: Larry Andrews
Release: 2000-10-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781135649203
Language: en
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Linguistics for L2 Teachers is designed to help bilingual and ESL teachers better understand how and why the English language works, and to broaden their abilities to help their students learn about the various functions of English in the real world. It is not a complete curriculum in English linguistics, but rather, a foundation from which teachers can continue to grow and to teach with greater confidence. The reader-friendly, conversational style makes the concepts easily accessible to preservice and in-service teachers who have little or no previous experience in language study. This textbook: * explains various aspects of English using non-technical terminology; * goes beyond the study of grammar to examine the functions of language, not just its form; * presents language applications in L2 classrooms; and * clearly delineates the significance of chapter topics for L2 teachers and students. Each chapter includes prereading activities to enhance the reader's comprehension; postreading activities to expand and elaborate the concepts; and interactive "Be A Linguist" activities to help readers think in ways similar to the ways linguists think and to provide opportunities to apply ideas explained within the chapter. Intended for all teachers of students for whom English is a new language, this text will help them be better prepared to meet the important challenges and questions they encounter in their classrooms.

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy
Author: Louise Cummings
Release: 2018-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 453
ISBN: 9781107174665
Language: en
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A comprehensive introduction to speech and language therapy, covering foundational disciplines, assessment and intervention, and professional issues.

Functional Anatomy of Speech Language and Hearing

Functional Anatomy of Speech  Language  and Hearing
Author: William H. Perkins,William Hughes Perkins,Raymond D. Kent
Release: 1991-07
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 505
ISBN: PSU:000023021518
Language: en
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Speech and Voice Science

Speech and Voice Science
Author: Alison Behrman
Release: 2007
Editor: Plural Pub Incorporated
Pages: 450
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123241924
Language: en
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Intended for the basic course in speech and voice science in communication disorders departments, this book is a definitive textbook for beginning students with little background in voice and speech sciences and disorders. Instructors will appreciate the appropriate details on the physics, acoustics and physiology of voice and speech as well as the feeling of being in the lab while research takes place.

Foundations of Audiology

Foundations of Audiology
Author: Miles E. Peterson,Theodore Scott Bell
Release: 2008
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0131185683
Language: en
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Fundamentals of Audiology is a concise alternative that presents the basic aspects of audiology and audiometry in one streamlined resource. Ideal for practitioners in speech-language pathology, nursing, or other health care professions, this new book provides a review of the audiology profession, the basics of sound, coverage of normal hearing function, and the causes and effects of hearing loss. With over 100 figures, pictures, and graphs, it provides a thorough explanation of audiometry, screening programs, and special procedures for difficult-to-test populations. A separate chapter summarizing rehabilitation and approaches to intervention is also included.

It Figures

It Figures
Author: Marvin Terban
Release: 1993-10-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 67
ISBN: 9780547346274
Language: en
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“Enjoyable and informative . . . Using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing” (School Library Journal). Writing “The road was bumpy” is okay . . . but isn’t it more fun to say “It felt like we were riding on square tires”? This lively guide shows kids how to make their writing more dramatic, more memorable, or just plain funnier—whether they’re writing for school or for creative expression. It explains six techniques: Similes Metaphors Onomatopoeia Alliteration Hyperbole Personification . . . and provides guidelines for their use, plenty of examples, and entertaining illustrations.

A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders

A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders
Author: Timothy J. Meline
Release: 2010
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
Pages: 340
ISBN: IND:30000124587316
Language: en
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A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders addresses the most current topics in research, presents them clearly for students and practitioners, focuses on getting research evidence into practice, directs students and instructors to additional resources, and provides many case examples and study questions. The book is ideal for face-to-face classroom teaching or distance-learning courses. FEATURES: Each chapter begins with a word definition that introduces each chapter's key theme, and is referred to throughout the chapter in notes and boxes which highlight technology and other areas of interest. Case studies which illustrate relevant concepts and approaches to research open each chapter. Student Reflection Questions, Activities and Exercises designed to encourage critical thinking and independent research appear in each chapter. Includes an entire chapter devoted to introducing evidence-based practice issues, and continues to consistently enforce an evidence-based practice approach to research and practice. Designed for either classroom or distance learning, and including both basic and advanced content, this book is easily used independently by distance learners or in the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.

Hearing Science Fundamentals

Hearing Science Fundamentals
Author: Norman J. Lass,Charles McGregor Woodford
Release: 2007
Editor: Mosby Incorporated
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0323043429
Language: en
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Hearing Science Fundamentals is a basic introduction to the concepts and principles necessary to develop an understanding of the hearing processes. From the physics of sound to the anatomy and physiology of the auditory pathway and hearing mechanism, concepts are presented in a user-friendly, simplified manner, with over 100 illustrations to make learning even easier. Sections on Acoustics, Structure and Function, and Psychoacoustics detail the physics of sound, as well as anatomical and perception mechanisms. Learning objectives and key terms introduce each chapter to enhance student preparation. Two-color line drawings illustrate the physics and anatomical structures related to hearing. Definitions of key terms are easily accessible in the text and glossary. Question and answer boxes reinforce important concepts as presented in the text. Each chapter concludes with questions to test comprehension. Exercises for each chapter appear on perforated pages at the end of the book to strengthen understanding of the concepts and principles of hearing.

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders
Author: J. Anthony Seikel,David G. Drumright,Paula Seikel
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781285415543
Language: en
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Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Language at the Speed of Sight

Language at the Speed of Sight
Author: Mark Seidenberg
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780465080656
Language: en
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In this "important and alarming" book, see why so many American students are falling behind in their reading skills while others around the world excel (New York Times). In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed, however, since then: over half of our children still read at a basic level and few become highly proficient. Many American children and adults are not functionally literate, with serious consequences. Poor readers are more likely to drop out of the educational system and as adults are unable to fully participate in the workforce, adequately manage their own health care, or advance their children's education. In Language at the Speed of Sight, internationally renowned cognitive scientist Mark Seidenberg reveals the underexplored science of reading, which spans cognitive science, neurobiology, and linguistics. As Seidenberg shows, the disconnect between science and education is a major factor in America's chronic underachievement. How we teach reading places many children at risk of failure, discriminates against poorer kids, and discourages even those who could have become more successful readers. Children aren't taught basic print skills because educators cling to the disproved theory that good readers guess the words in texts, a strategy that encourages skimming instead of close reading. Interventions for children with reading disabilities are delayed because parents are mistakenly told their kids will catch up if they work harder. Learning to read is more difficult for children who speak a minority dialect in the home, but that is not reflected in classroom practices. By building on science's insights, we can improve how our children read, and take real steps toward solving the inequality that illiteracy breeds. Both an expert look at our relationship with the written word and a rousing call to action, Language at the Speed of Sight is essential for parents, educators, policy makers, and all others who want to understand why so many fail to read, and how to change that.

Speech Separation by Humans and Machines

Speech Separation by Humans and Machines
Author: Pierre Divenyi
Release: 2004-11-02
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781402080012
Language: en
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This book is appropriate for those specializing in speech science, hearing science, neuroscience, or computer science and engineers working on applications such as automatic speech recognition, cochlear implants, hands-free telephones, sound recording, multimedia indexing and retrieval.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Release: 2009-07-29
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780309142397
Language: en
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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Behavioral Principles in Communicative Disorders

Behavioral Principles in Communicative Disorders
Author: Christine A. Maul,Brooke R. Findley,Amanda Nicolson Adam
Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: Plural Publishing
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781597569538
Language: en
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Behavioral Principles in Communicative Disorders: Applications to Assessment and Treatment examines the basic principles of the science of behaviorism and applies those principles to the assessment and treatment of communicative disorders. It begins with the history and basic principles of behaviorism, as well as a chapter examining Skinner's (1957) concept of verbal behavior and functional units of verbal behavior. The text then discusses functional behavior assessment, the formulation of operationally defined target behaviors, discrete trial treatment procedures, and various techniques for increasing desirable behaviors and decreasing undesirable behaviors. The concluding chapters describe single-case research designs that support the efficacy of behavioral principles and address ethical questions and historic controversies surrounding the application of those principles. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) seek to change communicative behaviors in the clients they serve; the principles of behavioral science have many applications to the assessment and treatment of communicative disorders. There is a vast body of evidence indicating the efficacy of behavioral approaches in behavior modification, and SLPs have been tasked by their professional associations to employ evidence-based practices. Also, there is an appreciation for the usefulness of behavioral principles in treating clients with very severe communicative disorders, such as autism, apraxia, and dysfluency. This is evidenced by the development of the field of applied behavior analysis and the growing numbers of board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), with whom SLPs may be called upon to collaborate. Behavioral Principles in Communicative Disorders is primarily designed for practicing speech-language pathologists looking for detailed descriptions of evidence-based treatment procedures, as well as professors and students in university programs in communicative disorders. However, professionals in other fields, such as applied behavior analysis and special education, will also find this to be a highly useful text.

Speech and Hearing Science

Speech and Hearing Science
Author: Willard R. Zemlin
Release: 2010-08-13
Editor: Pearson Education
Pages: 610
ISBN: 0132568330
Language: en
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Finely illustrated and exceptionally readable, this fourth edition of the leading text in Speech and Hearing Science, is dedicated to the habilitation and rehabilitation of the speech and hearing impaired. This comprehensive and highly popular text provides a solid foundation in the anatomy and physiology of respiration, phonation, articulation, neurology, and hearing. Now in its fourth edition, this classic text has been thoroughly updated and features a highly readable format, clearer illustrations, and the addition of a second color. Clinically relevant materials punctuate the entire text, as well as in-depth supplemental and clinical notes. Key terms are boldfaced, and numerous new illustrations create dramatic visual impact.

Rules for Radicals

Rules for Radicals
Author: Saul Alinsky
Release: 2010-06-30
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307756893
Language: en
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition.