Visual Feedback for Voice and Speech
TheraVox is an exceptional computer-based real-time visualization tool for voice and speech characteristics like voicing/voice onset, loudness (intensity), articulation/coarticulation and prosody, designed with affection and care. It provides a visual biofeedback of quantitative and qualitative characteristics of a patient’s voice/speech and therefore contributes to the enhancement of a patient’s self-perception and motivation.
David Hammer (SLP USA)
Biance Henritzi (SLP Germany)
TheraVox is a multifunctional software for the therapy of different types of voice/speech disorders with a high motivational potential.
The high motivational effect of computer-based exercises varying from easy to demanding allows a specific and goal-oriented treatment of a patient. For this reason, strenuous exercises based on limited self-perception of the patient can be made with less effort and more fun leading to highly positive effects on the therapy progress.
TheraVox is a very modern and handy program developed in cooperation with specialists.
TheraVox comes as a complete system with software, printed handbook and a tested USB microphone or SPL meter (depending on suite).
Individual Therapy Approaches
Ambitious graphic design as well as simple handling are the essential features of lingWAVES TheraVox. TheraVox is a powerful clinical tool that takes advantage of sophisticated time-tested speech technology that guarantees high quality voice and speech therapy.
The offered set of exercises is designed to suit younger as well as older patients. TheraVox contains 6 groups of voice/speech exercises. Within each exercise and each group, respectively, a stepwise application of different difficulty levels allows an individually adapted treatment for each patient, ranging from simple loudness/sound exercises to complex exercises with different sounds, syllables and/or words (see also lingWAVES TheraVox Gallery):
- Voice / Unvoiced
- Loudness / Sound Presence
- Articulation / Production of Single Speech Sounds
- Voice Onset
- Coarticulation: Syllables, Words, Sentences
For Children and Adults
The exercises are created in differing designs for children and adults. Across all scenes, children play with a dolphin. Alternatively, exercises with neutral graphics are given for adults to avoid the feeling of infantilisation.
Fields of Application
The program is designed for application in voice, speech and language therapy including logopedic treatment of disabilities like dyslalia, voice disorders, dysarthria, stuttering, sigmatism/lisping phonological impairments and motor speech defecits (apraxia of speech) in patients with aphasia as well as for contrasting a substitution sound with a target speech sound, drilling for new sounds and Parkinson Treatment. It is also well suited for speech therapy rehabilitation of children and adults with hearing impairments.
lingWAVES TheraVox is also part of lingWAVES SLP Suite Pro VPR and lingWAVES Voice Clinic Suite Pro - see also lingWAVES Suites overview.
lingWAVES TheraVox - Gallery