Communication disorders occur across the lifespan and encompass a wide range of conditions that interfere with individuals' abilities to hear (e.g., hearing loss), speak (e.g., voice disorders; motor speech disorders), and/or use language (e.g., specific language impairment; aphasia) to meet their communication needs. Such disorders often compromise the social, recreational, emotional, educational, and vocational aspects of an individual's life. This research examines the development and implementation of new software that facilitates multi-syllabic speech production in children with autism and speech delays. The VocSyl software package utilizes a suite of audio visualizations that represent a myriad of audio features in abstract representations. The goal of these visualizations is to provide children with language impairments a new persistent modality in which to experience and practice speech-language skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS'10 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2010
Event12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'10 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2010Oct 27 2010


Other12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Autism
  • Speech delays
  • Syllables
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture


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