Children´s perception of their own speech - in its online, recorded and modified form
I’m going to present some finished, some ongoing and some planned studies within my PhD project on children’s perception of their own speech. One track in this work has been the development of a method for synthetic correction of children’s deviant speech, which enables the creation of tailor-made speech targets for each individual child, i.e. a realization of “what it would sound like if I were able to say it correctly”. I will demonstrate the technique and present my ideas on how to implement it clinically. However, the main focus of the talk will be the study of children’s perception of their own speech, in children with typical speech and language development as well as in children with deviant speech (specifically: phonological impairment, PI). I will present findings on children’s responses to their online speech (i.e. what they hear at the time of producing speech), their recorded speech and their synthetically modified speech.