NYU Steinhardt Researcher Says Make Sound Visual to Help Treat "R" Speech Errors in Children


According to NYU Steinhardt Professor Tara McAllister Byun, the use of acoustic and ultrasound biofeedback can significantly increase the accuracy of /r/ pronunciation in children.

NYU Steinhardt Researcher Says Make Sound Visual to Help Treat "R" Speech Errors in Children

If you’ve heard rabbit sound like wabbit, and your name is Robert, not Wobeht, it’s possible that you’re on the receiving end of one of the most challenging and treatment-resistant speech sound disorders, misarticulation of /r/. Research by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has shown that approximately 10 percent of preschool and elementary school-aged children are affected by speech sound disorders.

According to NYU Steinhardt Professor, Tara McAllister Byun, the use of acoustic and ultrasound biofeedback can significantly increase the accuracy of /r/ pronunciation in children and adolescents, although few clinicians currently use the method as a means of speech sound intervention.

“Visual biofeedback enhances the sensory experience of producing a sound like /r/,” said McAllister Byun, a certified speech-language pa 500

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