Children's recognition of their own recorded voice: influence of age and phonological impairment
2013 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, E-ISSN 1464-5076, Vol. 27, no 1, 33-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Children with phonological impairment (PI) often have difficulties perceiving insufficiencies in their own speech. The use of recordings has been suggested as a way of directing the child's attention toward his/her own speech, despite a lack of evidence that children actually recognize their recorded voice as their own. We present two studies of children's self-voice identification, one exploring developmental aspects, and one exploring potential effects of having a PI. The results indicate that children from 4 to 8 years recognize their recorded voice well (around 80% accuracy), regardless of whether they have a PI or not. A subtle change in this ability from 4 to 8 years is observed that could be linked to a development in short-term memory. Clinically, one can indeed expect an advantage of using recordings in therapy; this could constitute an intermediate step toward the more challenging task of online self-monitoring.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 27, no 1, 33-45 p.
child phonological disorders, speech perception, short-term memory
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-110046DOI: 10.3109/02699206.2012.735744ISI: 000312245100003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871255932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-110046DiVA: diva2:585863
QC 201301102013-01-102013-01-102014-03-17Bibliographically approved