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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:50:39 -0400
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Morgan & Claypool is proud to announce the publication of new book in
Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies:

 

Clear Speech: Technologies that Enable the Expression and Reception of
Language
by Frank Rudzicz

ISBN: 9781627058261 | PDF ISBN: 9781627058278

Copyright C 2016 | 103 Pages | Publication Date: March, 2016

(Digital Library - Subscribers only)
http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00672ED1V01Y201509ARH008

(Print & Individual eBooks)
http://www.morganclaypoolpublishers.com/catalog_Orig/product_info.php?produc
ts_id=919

 

Approximately 10% of North Americans have some communication disorder. These
can be physical as in cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease, cognitive as
in Alzheimer's disease and dementia generally, or both physical and
cognitive as in stroke. In fact, deteriorations in language are often the
early hallmarks of broader diseases associated with older age, which is
especially relevant since aging populations across many nations will result
in a drastic increase in the prevalence of these types of disorders. A
significant change to how healthcare is administered, brought on by these
aging populations, will increase the workload of speech-language
pathologists, therapists, and caregivers who are often already overloaded.

Fortunately, modern speech technology, such as automatic speech recognition,
has matured to the point where it can now have a profound positive impact on
the lives of millions of people living with various types of disorders. This
book serves as a common ground for two communities: clinical linguists
(e.g., speech-language pathologists) and technologists (e.g., computer
scientists). This book examines the neurological and physical causes of
several speech disorders and their clinical effects, and demonstrates how
modern technology can be used in practice to manage those effects and
improve one's quality of life. This book is intended for a broad audience,
from undergraduates to more senior researchers, as well as to users of these
technologies and their therapists. 

 

Brent Beckley
Direct Marketing Manager
Morgan & Claypool Publishers

 



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