Portland State University Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (62 p.)
This research examined the use of visual feedback provided by electronic instrumentation to reduce air intake times of esophageal speakers during speech management. The subjects were six esophageal speakers from the Portland Metropolitan area. Three subjects made up the experimental group and three were placed in the control group. Prototype instrumentation was used to measure air intake times and give visual feedback to the experimental group during twelve sessions of speech management. The control group participated in traditional speech management procedures to reduce air intake times without benefit of instrumentation. Rate of improvement was measured using the prototype instrumentation without visual feedback for both groups at the end of each session.
Neuburger, Sandra I. Pasak, "Preliminary study : the effects of instrumentation on the air intake times of the esophageal speaker" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3281.