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Visualizing voice  

The goal of this work is to develop and evaluate a set of voice visualization software tools that specifically target multi-syllabic word production in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The use of technology has the potential to alleviate some apprehension experienced by many children with ASD when interacting with others. In addition, it can provide teachers and therapists with new techniques to complement and/or supplement their existing approaches. Finally, due to the profile of strengths and weaknesses of children with ASD, the introduction of human-computer interaction may shed new light on a field that has been almost exclusively experienced through human-to-human interaction. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $28,000.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 6312
Principal Investigator Hailpern, Joshua
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Technology-Based Interventions and Supports
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SG. Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include: o Projects examining service-provision models that enhance access to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports in both classroom and adult service-provision settings, such as residential service-provision and the impact of such access on quality of life, communication, and behavior; o Studies of novel treatment approaches that facilitate communication skills in individuals who are nonverbal, including the components of effective AAC approaches for specific subpopulations of people with ASD; and o Studies assessing access and use of AAC for children and adults with ASD who have limited or partially limited speech and the impact on functional outcomes and quality of life. IACC Recommended Budget: $3,000,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
State/Country Illinois
Web Link 1 Visualizing voice (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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