Articulation (Pronunciation) Problems
Feeding and Swallowing Clinic
» Palatometer (Pronunciation Tool)
Parkinsonís Disease/Multiple Sclerosis
Palatometer (Pronunciation Tool)|
The palatometer is an effective tool to correct speech impediments much more quickly than traditional therapy. The clinician and the client can watch, on a computer screen, how the position of their tongues change. The client gets visual feedback, both from the clinician modeling the correct tongue placement and from targets that appear on the screen for specific speech sounds. This technique has been studied for a range of disorders, and has been noted to both improve speech when traditional therapy has failed, and greatly reduce the amount of therapy time with persistent sound issues. The palatometer can be used successfully with children as young as four, through adults. An informational video can be seen here.
Treatment frequency: Two to three times per week, for an average of 20 sessions (depending upon the extent of the issue).