How To Get Started With Ultrasound Technology for Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders Although providing visual feedback with ultrasound is becoming more and more popular among speech-language pathologists, it is still not widely used, perhaps because many speech-language pathologists are unfamiliar with its application to treatment of speech sound disorders. This report introduces basic information on ultrasound for new users and summarizes existing ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2015
How To Get Started With Ultrasound Technology for Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sue Ann S. Lee
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Alan Wrench
    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Sherry Sancibrian
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Disclosures: Financial: Sue Ann Lee and Sherry Sancibrian have no financial interests to disclose. Alan Wrench is associated with Articulate Instrument Ltd.
    Disclosures: Financial: Sue Ann Lee and Sherry Sancibrian have no financial interests to disclose. Alan Wrench is associated with Articulate Instrument Ltd.×
  • Nonfinancial: Sue Ann Lee presented part of this material at the 2014 ASHA Convention. Alan Wrench presented part of this material at 2015 Ultrafest VI. Sherry Sancibrian has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Sue Ann Lee presented part of this material at the 2014 ASHA Convention. Alan Wrench presented part of this material at 2015 Ultrafest VI. Sherry Sancibrian has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2015
How To Get Started With Ultrasound Technology for Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2015, Vol. 25, 66-80. doi:10.1044/ssod25.2.66
History: Received April 16, 2015 , Revised August 1, 2015 , Accepted August 6, 2015
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2015, Vol. 25, 66-80. doi:10.1044/ssod25.2.66
History: Received April 16, 2015; Revised August 1, 2015; Accepted August 6, 2015

Although providing visual feedback with ultrasound is becoming more and more popular among speech-language pathologists, it is still not widely used, perhaps because many speech-language pathologists are unfamiliar with its application to treatment of speech sound disorders. This report introduces basic information on ultrasound for new users and summarizes existing studies conducted with ultrasound to provide clinical evidence for speech treatment. This report also presents a clinical case using ultrasound and discusses a treatment protocol for establishing postvocalic /r/ to illustrate an example of how ultrasound was used in a clinical setting.

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