SIG 5 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 2, October 2011

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SIG 5 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 2, October 2011

This issue of Perspectives reviews acoustic analysis techniques for both speech and voice production. Objective evaluation of both voice and speech production are important for assessment purposes, establishing baseline data, and providing information that can be compared between clinicians for the purposes of appropriate intervention techniques.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to: 

  • outline the clinical motivations for acoustic analysis of the human voice;
  • outline the various signal types that are appropriate for acoustic analysis;
  • describe the key acoustic measures of vocal function and judge their clinical utility.
  • describe the quantitative and qualitative nature of spectral moment analysis (SMA) as a speech assessment technique;
  • describe the utility of SMA for the evaluation of fricative production, specifically;
  • list several ways that SMA could be utilized to document speech outcomes in an objective fashion for children with repaired cleft palate.

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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.1 PDHs: 1.0
: 10/1/2011 to 8/31/2014
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEBS052051
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
Language: English
Author: A Collaborative Project of ASHA Professional Development and SIG 5, Speech Science & Orofacial Disorders

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