Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Ways the Palatometer Can Help Problems that Affect Speech

Cochlear Implants: The Palatometer provides visual demonstrations and live display of the client’s production of each sound to help cochlear implant clients learn how to produce their sounds better.

Apraxia: The Palatometer provides the clinician and client with information about where the tongue is during their speech production. They can also see if the tongue moved into and out of the place correctly or not. This will help to identify incorrect speech patterns and promote correct sequencing movements.

Friday, March 11, 2011

How the Palatometer Can Help Problems that Affect Speech

Every week will include a post on 2 problems that affect speech and how the Palatometer can help! Here are the first two:

Articulation: The Palatometer, along with traditional therapy techniques, can effectively resolve and decrease articulation errors.

Hearing Impairment: The Palatometer technology (PT) provides a visual model of proper tongue placement for articulators during speech. Hearing impaired clients are often visual learners thus PT can maximize that modality of learning so they can “see” where tongue to palate contact should be to imitate these placements and learn how to produce sounds correctly.