Our lab has two papers now available that report on the effects of face masks on speech: “The impact of face masks on spectral acoustics of speech: Effect of clear and loud speech styles” was just published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Lab Updates! Hello from hybrid lab meetings We are swiftly moving through 2022! We took a moment to reflect back on 2021 to think about some of the major milestones and projects for the lab and about what’s in store in Spring of this year.
The lab will be presenting two posters related to our Speech-in-Masks studies this Saturday (February 19, 2022) at the Motor Speech Conference in Charleston, SC. Gursharan Badh, second year graduate SLP student, will be presenting “The Impact of Face Masks on Spectral Acoustics of Speech: Effect of Clear and Loud Speech Styles”.
Thea recently received the 2021 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Investigators Research Grant! This grant will support the project “Prominence and communicative intent in dysarthria.” Read more about this funding mechanism here.
We have a new article out in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research related to our work on acoustic changes resulting from modified speech rate: “Speech rate mediated vowel and stop voicing distinctiveness in Parkinson’s disease.
Thea was selected as a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2021 Advancing Academic-Research Career (AARC) Award! This award supports the academic-research careers of early career faculty through mentored research and teaching activities.
Thea will be presenting a poster at the 2021 International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference (ICPLA) on Friday, June 25. This conference was originally scheduled for summer 2020 and had to be postponed due to the pandemic.
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.