Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

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Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or injury, a condition faced by millions of people each year. Health care practitioners need to interact with basic scientists in order to develop and evaluate new methods of clinical diagnosis and therapy to help their patients overcome or compensate their communication difficulties. In recent years, collaboration between those in the the disciplines of neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, mathematical modelling, neuroscientists, and speech science have helped accelerate progress in the field.

This book presents the latest and most important theoretical developments in the area of speech motor control, offering new insights by leaders in their field into speech disorders. The scope of this book is broad - presenting state-of-the art research in the areas of modelling, genetics, brain imaging, behavioral experimentation in addition to clinical applications.

The book will be valuable for researchers and clinicians in speech-language pathology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and neurology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199235797
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/2/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Maassen (Professor of Neurolinguistics - Dyslexia) has a background in cognitive neuropsychology and speech-language pathology. He is project coordinator in the Dutch Dyslexia Programme, leader of projects on speech motor control and developmental neuropsychological disorders, and teacher in the master-programme Speech-Language Pathology and research-master programmes Clinical Linguistics (Erasmus Mundus) and Cognitive Neuroscience. Main research areas are neurogenic speech disorders, perception-production modelling, dyslexia and neurocognitive precursors of literacy. As a Clinical Neuropsychologist he is coordinator of an expertise centre for children with speech and language disorders. Pascal van Lieshout is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto, a Canada Research (II) in Oral Motor Function, and director of the Oral Dynamics Lab. His interest is in oral motor control in speech and swallowing with a focus on applying Dynamical Systems Theory in these areas of research. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings and is renowned for his studies of articulation in speech motor disorders, in particular stuttering.

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Table of Contents

Section One: Modelling of speech production
1. Apraxia of Speech, Wolfram Ziegler, Anja Staiger, Ingrid Aichert
2. Phonemic, sensory and motor representations in a neural model of speech production, Bernd Kroger, Peter Birkholz, Anja Lowit, and Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube
3. Control of movement precision in speech production, Sazzad Nasir and David Ostry
4. Variability of north-american /r/ production in response to palatal perturbation, Mark Tiede, Suzanne Boyce, Carol Espy-Wilson, and Vincent Gracco
Section 2: Genetics and Neurology
5. Brain imaging in children, Soo-Eun Chang and Christy Ludlow
6. Motor Speech Profile in Relation to Site of Brain Pathology, Angela Morgan, Frederique Liegeois, and Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
7. Cerebral control of motor aspects of speech production: Neurophysiological and functional imaging data, Hermann Ackermann and Axel Riecker
Section 3: Speech motor development
8. Dynamic interaction of motor and language factors in normal and disordered development, Lisa Goffman
9. Lip Rounding Anticipatory Control: Crosslinguistically Lawful and Ontogenetically Attuned, Aude Noiray, Marie- Agnes Cathiard, Lucie Menard, and Christian Abry
10. Some Organization Principles in Early Speech Development, Jordan Green and Ignatius Nip
Section 4: Fluency Disorders
11. Speech motor variability in people who stutter, Pascal van Lieshout and Aravind Namasivayam
12. Speech Motor Timing and Fluency, Peter Howell, Andrew Anderson, and Jorge Lucero
Sction 5: Clinical Impact
13. Classification and taxonomy in motor speech disorders: What are the issues?, Gary Weismer
14. Developmental models of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), Ben Maassen, Lian Nijland and Hayo Terband
15. A Neurodevelopmental Framework for Research in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Lawrence Shriberg
16. Distinguishing among motor speech disorders is important: The role of speech pathology in neurologic diagnosis, Joseph Duffy
17. Laryngeal articulatory coupling in three speech disorders, Christopher Dromey
18. Electrical stimulation of deep brain structures and speech, Elina Tripoliti and Patricia Limousin
Section 6: Methods
19. Recent advances in the physiological assessment of articulation: Introducing three dimensional technology, Bruce Murdoch
20. Five-dimensional articulography, Phil Hoole and Andreas Zierdt
21. 2D and 3D ultrasound imaging of the tongue in normal speakers and disordered speech, Tim Bressmann

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