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Speech Research Laboratory
AI. duPont Hospital for Children
and the
University of Delaware

SRL Main Page (text)

Info for Users (text)
Info for Clinicians (text)
Info for Researchers (text)

ModelTalker Speech Synthesizer

STAR: Speech Training, Assessment and Remediation (text)

Language and Speech

Newsletter (text)

Contact Us!

Info for Clinicians


Clinicians Needed!
About ModelTalker
ModelTalker Software
InvTool Software & Tutorial
BCCdb Software

Hardware Requirements
Inventory Design
User Satisfaction
Clinician Participation

Clinician Participation

Either clinicians will travel to our laboratory or a member of our staff will travel to clinics to demonstrate the ModelTalker synthesis system and run clinicians through the process of creating a synthetic voice. Comments and questions will be noted and used to improve the materials. Collaborating clinics will be given copies of the ModelTalker synthesis and InvTool recording software for distribution to users. The clinician will help the user gain access to necessary hardware and will assist the user through the training process. Because we are unable to provide PCs to all participants, we are seeking collaborators who have access to Windows PCs that can be used in this study. We will provide throat microphones (if necessary). Users will have as much time as necessary to record their speech. Once it is recorded, the speech will be converted to a ModelTalker speech database using BCCdb (accomplished by clicking a button on the InvTool system). If there are problems with the conversion process or the resulting voice, clinicians will be able to upload the materials via the internet to our laboratory for analysis (and hopefully repair) of the problem. Finally, at the end of the subject evaluation period, each cooperating clinician will also be asked to fill out the survey keeping in mind that their answers to questions should reflect their overall assessment of the (possibly numerous) users they have overseen in the process.