Mobile Multimedia for Speech and Language Therapy

Mobile Multimedia for Speech and Language Therapy

Nina Reeves (University of Gloucestershire, UK), Sally Jo Cunningham (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Laura Jefferies (University of Gloucestershire, UK) and Catherine Harris (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-766-9.ch005
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Aphasia is a speech disorder usually caused by stroke or head injury (Armstrong, 1993). Related communication difficulties can include word finding, speaking, listening, writing, and using numbers (FAST, 2004). It is most commonly acquired by people at middle age or older, as a result of stroke or other brain injury. Speech and language therapy is “the process of enabling people to communicate to the best of their ability” (RCSLT, 2004). Treatment, advice, and support are provided based on assessment and monitoring activities that conventionally are carried out in face-to-face sessions. This chapter considers issues in providing technology to continue to support aphasic patients between therapy sessions, through multimedia applications for drill-and-practice in vocalizing speech sounds. Existing paper therapy aids are generally designed to be used under the guidance of a therapist. Multimedia applications enable people with aphasia to practise spoken language skills independently between sessions, and mobile multimedia speech and language therapy devices offer still greater promise for blending treatment and support into an aphasic person’s daily life.

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Gour Karmakar, Laurence S. Dooley
Gour Karmakar, Laurence S. Dooley
Chapter 1
Gour C. Karmakar, Laurence S. Dooley, Michael Mathew
In order to meet the ever increasing demand by people using mobile technology and its associated services based on multimedia elements in addition... Sample PDF
Introduction to Mobile Multimedia Communications
Chapter 2
Surendra Kumar Sivagurunathan, Mohammed Atiquzzaman
With the proliferation of wireless data networks, there is an increasing interest in carrying multimedia over wireless networks using portable... Sample PDF
Multimedia over Wireless Mobile Data Networks
Chapter 3
Nalin Sharda
The focus of this chapter is on the quality of service (QoS) aspects involved in transmitting multimedia information via mobile systems. Multimedia... Sample PDF
Quality of Service Issues in Mobile Multimedia Transmission
Chapter 4
Odej Kao, Stefan Lietsch
This chapter introduces a personalized system for device independent and position aware communication. It combines the advantages of mobile... Sample PDF
On a Personalized System for Device Independent and Position Aware Communication
Chapter 5
Nina Reeves, Sally Jo Cunningham, Laura Jefferies, Catherine Harris
Aphasia is a speech disorder usually caused by stroke or head injury (Armstrong, 1993). Related communication difficulties can include word finding... Sample PDF
Mobile Multimedia for Speech and Language Therapy
Chapter 6
Indrit Troshani, Sally Rao Hill
Mobile services are touted to create a significant spectrum of business opportunities. Acceptance of these services by users is, therefore, of... Sample PDF
A Proposed Framework for Mobile Services Adoption: A Review of Existing Theories, Extensions, and Future Research Directions
Chapter 7
Ferdous Ahmed Sohel, Gour C. Karmakar, Laurence S. Dooley
With the significant influence and increasing requirements of visual mobile communications in our everyday lives, low bit-rate video coding to... Sample PDF
Video Coding for Mobile Communications
Chapter 8
Hermann Rohling
The orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission technique can efficiently deal with multi-path propagation effects especially in... Sample PDF
OFDM Transmission Technique: A Strong Candidate for the Next Generation Mobile Communications
Chapter 9
Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp
Ad-hoc networks have been the focus of research interest in wireless networks since 1990. Nodes in an ad-hoc network can connect to each other... Sample PDF
Routing Protocols for Ad-Hoc Networks
Chapter 10
Kevin Park, Jairo A. Gutierrez
Networking is no longer a luxury but rather has reached a stage where it could be regarded as a commodity, if not a necessity. Improvements in... Sample PDF
Basics of Ubiquitous Networking
Chapter 11
Joarder Kamruzzaman
Security and privacy protection are very strong requirements for the widespread deployment of wireless technologies for commercial applications. The... Sample PDF
Wireless Security and Privacy Issues
Chapter 12
Goran Pulkkis, Kaj J. Grahn, Jonny Karlsson, Nhat Dai Tran
This chapter surveys security of mobile computing devices with focus on multimedia applications. Mobile computing devices are handheld devices such... Sample PDF
Security of Mobile Devices for Multimedia Applications
Chapter 13
Muhammad Mahmudul Islam, Ronald Pose, Carlo Kopp
Due to the nature of wireless media, dynamic network topology, resource constraints, and lack of any base station or access point, security in... Sample PDF
Security in Ad-Hoc Networks
Chapter 14
Sheikh I. Ahamed, Mohammad Zulkernine, Munirul M. Haque
Pervasive computing has progressed significantly during this decade due to the developments and advances in portable, low-cost, and light-weight... Sample PDF
Security, Privacy, and Trust for Pervasive Computing Applications
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