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The role of temporal speech cues in facilitating the fluency of adults who stutter

In this study, the authors examined the extent to which the choral speech effect depended on presentation of intact temporal speech cues. They also examined whether speakers who stutter followed choral signals more closely than typical speakers did. In this … Continue reading

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Effect of intelligibility and speech rate on perceived listener effort

Perceived listener effort (PLE) has been defined as the perceived “amount of mental exertion required to attend to, and understand, an auditory system” (McGarrigle et al., 2014). PLE may be affected by multiple characteristics of the speech signal, including sentence … Continue reading

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Slow speech rate effects on stuttering preschoolers with disordered phonology

The author reported this study of the differential effects of clinicians’ slow speech rate model on three- and four-year-old children’s articulation rate and fluency corroborated findings that stuttering children who rate-entrained, even by about two to three phones per second, … Continue reading

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The slower the better – Does the speaker’s speech rate influence children’s performance on a language comprehension test

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of speech rate on children’s performance on a widely used language comprehension test. The results emphasize the necessity of careful considerations of the role dynamic aspects of examiner’s speech might … Continue reading

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