Special Issue: Bringing advanced speech processing technology to the clinical management of speech disorders
International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology is an international journal which promotes discussion on a broad range of current clinical and theoretical issues. Submissions may include experimental, review and theoretical discussion papers, with studies from either quantitative and/or qualitative frameworks. Articles may relate to any area of child or adult communication or dysphagia, furthering knowledge on issues related to etiology, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, or theoretical frameworks. Articles can be accompanied by supplementary audio and video files that will be uploaded to the journal's website. Special issues on contemporary topics are published at least once a year. A scientific forum is included in many issues, where a topic is debated by invited international experts. IJSLP is the principle academic publication of Speech Pathology Australia. The journal is produced six times a year in February, April, June, August, October and December.
The potential of advanced speech processing technologies
Research to date has made it clear that many speech disorders will not be fully remediated without intensive and long-term intervention. At the same time, practitioners of speech-language pathology grapple with large caseloads and heavy documentation requirements that may leave them unable to provide an adequate duration of treatment for each client.
Advanced speech processing technologies have the potential to act as an extender of a clinician’s services by facilitating practice in between treatment sessions, or to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of their evaluations. While there has been a proliferation of apps and software to support speech intervention, few have the capacity for automated or semi-automated assessment of the quality or accuracy of the user’s speech outputs.
This special issue highlights current work that applies automatic speech recognition (ASR) or other speech processing technologies to the clinical assessment and/or treatment of disorders affecting speech production. It also discusses current limitations and barriers and identifies potential future directions for technological enhancement of the clinical management of speech disorders.
Volume 20, 2018 - Issue 6
Guest Editor: Tara McAllister
Co-editor: Kirrie J. Ballard