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Ultrasound applicability in speech and language sciences

Anja Onuk (2015) Ultrasound applicability in speech and language sciences. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    In this Thesis the possibilities of using ultrasound in speech and language therapy in the field of diagnostics and therapy are summarized and presented. In order to reach the effective management of the ultrasound we have to be familiar with the ultrasound anatomy or changes of the speech organs structure and operational changes, physical principles of ultrasound and ultrasonic device. In the introduction the anatomical characteristics of active and passive organs involved in speech production, which can be observed by ultrasound, are described. In the following pages of this Thesis, we focused on the development and availability of means of image display, which can show the whole language and the rest of the articulator, with a focus on ultrasound. The history and development of an ultrasound machine as well as the physical, technical and medical characteristics of ultrasound are described. The objective of the master's thesis is to explore where within the speech diagnostics and therapy we can use ultrasound, which information are obtained by an ultrasound image, what is the procedure for the use of ultrasound and what are its strengths, weaknesses and potential obstacles. Master's Thesis in conclusion provides an overview of technical texts and research reports in which ultrasound was used to investigate the potential possibilities and effectiveness of this method in various areas within the Speech Pathology and indicates directions of work and education of speech therapists and students in this field.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: Speech and language therapy, ultrasound therapy, diagnostics, articulation, visual feedback
    Number of Pages: 101
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Martina OzbičMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10717257)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3077
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 09:59
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 09:59
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3077

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