A Multimedia Approach for Estimating Speech Recognition of Multilingual Clients Spanish picture-identification materials have been created specifically for presentation in a computer-driven multimedia format. Normative performance data in conventional oral, open-set conditions and in computer-controlled pointing, closed-set conditions are being established for the Spanish Picture-Identification Task and will be forthcoming. The use of auditory/visual materials in the computer-controlled format represents ... Clinical Focus: Innovation
Clinical Focus: Innovation  |   March 01, 1994
A Multimedia Approach for Estimating Speech Recognition of Multilingual Clients
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • June Antablin McCullough, PhD
    Communication Disorders and Sciences, San José State University, Sweeney Hall Room 115, San José, CA 95192-0079
  • Richard H. Wilson
    VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN, and East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • Jonathan D. Birck
    Virtual Corporation, Portland, OR
  • Linda G. Anderson
    San José State University, San José, CA
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Clinical Focus / Innovations
Clinical Focus: Innovation   |   March 01, 1994
A Multimedia Approach for Estimating Speech Recognition of Multilingual Clients
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 19-22. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.19
History: Received March 11, 1993 , Accepted October 28, 1993
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 19-22. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.19
History: Received March 11, 1993; Accepted October 28, 1993

Spanish picture-identification materials have been created specifically for presentation in a computer-driven multimedia format. Normative performance data in conventional oral, open-set conditions and in computer-controlled pointing, closed-set conditions are being established for the Spanish Picture-Identification Task and will be forthcoming. The use of auditory/visual materials in the computer-controlled format represents an innovative use of multimedia technology that appears to be uniquely applicable for assessing the growing numbers of multilingual clients. It is reasonable to expect that word lists and corresponding illustrations will be developed soon for many common languages, perhaps stored on CD-ROM and accessed by audiologists through the touch of a button.

Acknowledgments
The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Evelyn Warshaw Merrit and Elba Maldonado-Colón in developing culturally appropriate test materials, and of Nancy Cambron in graphic artistry. The authors also acknowledge the significant contribution of Dora Provencio in recording the auditory portion of the Spanish materials.
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