Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory
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Computer Assisted Aphasia Therapy

Status
Finished
Type
Bachelor Project
Seminar Type
Speech Processing, Seminar (3 SE)
Announcement date
02 Apr 2014
Student
Lina Reitz
Mentors
Research Areas

Description

When people suffer from a stroke, next to motor impairments, speech is also affected by different forms of aphasia. The ability to speak and communicate is affected or even lost completely. The patients have to learn to communicate again and this process is supported by speech and language therapists. Unfortunately, after being released from the hospital or a rehabilitation clinic, therapy is usually only possible once at week, if at all. Computer aided aphasia therapy is intended to support the speech and language therapists to provide exercises for the patient and even more important it can help the patient at home to keep on practising the necessary exercises and also get feedback whether they are done correctly.

Your tasks

  • Briefly summarize the different forms of aphasia, characterize the differences and main therapeutic approaches
  • Review the scientific literature on approaches for computer assisted aphasia therapy
  • Review commercially available software for English and German and compare them.