A comparison of the screening results of speech sound disorders with asynchronous versus face-to-face analysis
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Speech Sound Disorder is a common problem that children face. It refers to the atypical production of speech sounds characterized by substitutions, omissions, additions or distortions that may interfere speech intelligibility. Speech Sound Disorder could be diagnosed by qualifed speech therapists using formal articulation tests by listening and transcribing the speech sound produced by the child. The accuracy is highly relied on the audio-visual perception skills of the speech therapists.

In the recent decades, different modes of telepractice have been widely utilized in the speech therapy profession. According to ASHA, telepractice refers to the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech therapy service at a distance by linking the clinician to client. Audio-taped recordings and video-taped recordings are used as asynchronous mode of telepractice in assessing Speech Sound Disorder. When audio-visual perception is compared with audio-only perception, lip reading improves the intelligibility of speech (Schwartz et al, 2004). This may imply that audio-only perception in detecting Speech Sound Disorder may have limitations in a screening test.

In this study, audio-recordings and video-recordings obtained from a Cantonese Speech Sound screening test for thirty children aged 3 to 6 years-old were replayed to experienced speech therapists.

Both asynchronous results, by listening to audio-recordings or watching audio-visual-recordings, were compared with the results collected instantly face-to-face.

The possible limitation of applying different modes of telepractice on Cantonese Speech Sound Disorder will be addressed.
All Author(s) ListNg C. W. Y., Lee K. Y. S., Lee T., Tong M. C. F.
Name of ConferenceHong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2018
Start Date of Conference01/11/2018
End Date of Conference04/11/2018
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
Proceedings TitleHong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2018
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordsspeech therapy, speech sound disorders

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