Clinical Applications of Speech Acoustics Lab
Lab director: Dr. Thea Knowles
The CASA Lab studies speech production in people with motor speech disorders using a combination of acoustic, perceptual, and person-centered techniques. The overall goals of the CASA Lab are to better quantify the characteristics of disordered speech production, as well as to identify mechanisms to improve intervention options for these populations.
Thea will be presenting a poster at the 2021 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium (BSMCS) on Friday, June 18. This poster, titled “Stop voicing contrasts in Parkinson’s: Effect of modified speaking rate in connected speech.
We have a new article out in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: “Variation in speech intelligibility ratings as a function of speech rate modification in Parkinson’s disease.
We’ve updated our website! Changes are still underway (let us know if you see something that needs fixing!). We built this site with blogdown using the Wowchemy Research Group Theme.
The following was disseminated to students in the CDS and Linguistics departments at UB this week, with workshops to begin at the end of the month. You are invited to join our upcoming Praat Scripting Workshop series (schedule of dates & topics below).
Thea will be presenting a poster entitled “VOT voicing contrast is robust along a speech rate continuum in dysarthria.” LabPhon17 - hosted virtually by the University of British Columbia July 6 - 8.