The authors sought to investigate the feasibility of adopting automated interactive voice response (IVR) technology for remotely capturing standardized speech samples from stuttering children. An automated IVR system was implemented using an off-the-shelf telephony software program and delivered by a standard desktop computer. The authors reported a high level of relative reliability in terms of intra-class correlation between the video and telephone acquired samples on all outcome measures during the conversation task. Findings were less consistent for speech samples during picture description and games. The authors suggested that IVR technology can be used successfully to automate remote capture of child speech samples.
Vogel, Adam P., Block, Susan, Kefalianos, Elaina, Onslow, Mark., Eadie, Patricia, Barth, Ben, Conway, Mundt, James C., and Reilly, Shenna. (2014). Feasibility of automated speech sample collection with stuttering children using interactive voice response (IVR) technology. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 0 0:0, 106