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Apple's iPod Touch Joins the iPhone as a Stuttering Therapy Tool At Hollins Communications Research Institute
Date:2/18/2009

One month after the introduction of Apple's iPhone as a stuttering treatment tool, nonprofit Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - http://www.stuttering.org) has integrated the iPod Touch into its scientifically based stuttering therapy program. Applications for both devices were developed in-house at HCRI and designed to help program participants more effectively transfer newly acquired fluency skills from the clinical setting into real-world environments.

Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) February 18, 2009 -- One month after the introduction of Apple's iPhone as a stuttering treatment tool, nonprofit Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - http://www.stuttering.org) has integrated the iPod Touch into its scientifically based stuttering therapy program. Applications for both devices were developed in-house at HCRI and designed to help program participants more effectively transfer newly acquired fluency skills from the clinical setting into real-world environments.

Similar to HCRI's iPhone software, the iPod Touch features an advanced voice monitoring system that measures and scores speech behavior taught during stuttering treatment. Under the guidance of specially trained HCRI clinicians, stuttering therapy clients use the device with a small external microphone to practice their new speaking skills in everyday situations.

As individuals speak, the iPod Touch screen displays real-time fluency measurements for each utterance. This immediate feedback helps stuttering therapy program participants improve the accuracy and speed with which fluency is achi
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