7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

An EPG Therapy Protocol for Remediation and Assessment of Articulation Disorders

Alan Wrench, Fiona Gibbon, Alison M. McNeill, Sara Wood

Queen Margaret University College, U.K.

This paper describes technical and methodological advances in the development of a procedure for measuring changes in accuracy and stability of linguapalatal (tongue-palate) contact patterns during a course of visual feedback therapy using electropalatography (EPG). The procedure is exemplified by a case in which therapy was aimed at resolving a pattern of velar fronting whereby phonetic targets /k, g, 6/ had abnormal alveolar placement [t, d, n]. The EPG remediation and assessment procedure can be implemented using recording, feedback and analysis software designed for the purpose.


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Bibliographic reference.  Wrench, Alan / Gibbon, Fiona / McNeill, Alison M. / Wood, Sara (2002): "An EPG therapy protocol for remediation and assessment of articulation disorders", In ICSLP-2002, 965-968.