Language-Impaired Children's Comprehension of Synthesized Speech The Token Test for Children was given in a synthesized-speech version and a natural-speech version to 11 language-impaired children aged 8 years, 9 months to 10 years, 1 month and to 11 control subjects matched for age and sex. The scores of the language-impaired children on the synthesized version were ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1988
Language-Impaired Children's Comprehension of Synthesized Speech
 
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  • Holly J. Massey is a speech-language pathologist in the Livermore Unified School District. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 1285 Bordeaux St., Livermore, CA 94550.
    Holly J. Massey is a speech-language pathologist in the Livermore Unified School District. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 1285 Bordeaux St., Livermore, CA 94550.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1988
Language-Impaired Children's Comprehension of Synthesized Speech
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1988, Vol. 19, 401-409. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1904.401
History: Received October 14, 1987 , Accepted April 3, 1988
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1988, Vol. 19, 401-409. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1904.401
History: Received October 14, 1987; Accepted April 3, 1988

The Token Test for Children was given in a synthesized-speech version and a natural-speech version to 11 language-impaired children aged 8 years, 9 months to 10 years, 1 month and to 11 control subjects matched for age and sex. The scores of the language-impaired children on the synthesized version were significantly lower than (a) the synthesized-speech scores of the control group and (b) their own scores on the natural-speech version. Task complexity was a significant factor for the experimental group. Language-impaired children may have difficulty understanding some synthesized voice commands.

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