Ultrasound Biofeedback

Ultrasound biofeedback is a tool used in clinical research for speech sound disorders. Example videos of how this tool is used can be found in supplemental materials from these publications.

  • Preston, J. L., McAllister Byun, T., Boyce, S. E., Hamilton, S., Tiede, M., Phillips, E., … Whalen, D. H. (2017). Ultrasound images of the tongue: A tutorial for assessment and remediation of speech sound errors. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2017(119), e55123. https://doi.org/doi:10.3791/55123   [free PMC version]

  • Preston, J. L., Leece, M. C., McNamara, K., & Maas, E. (2017). Variable practice to enhance speech learning in ultrasound biofeedback treatment for childhood apraxia of speech: A single case experimental study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(3), 840–852. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0155   [free PMC version]

  • Preston, J. L., & Leece, M. C. (2017). Intensive treatment for persisting rhotic distortions: A case series. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(4), 1066–1079. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0232   [free PMC version]

  • Preston, J. L., McCabe, P., Rivera-Campos, A., Whittle, J. L., Landry, E., & Maas, E. (2014). Ultrasound visual feedback treatment and practice variability for residual speech sound Errors. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(6). https://doi.org/10.1044/2014_JSLHR-S-14-0031  [free PMC version]

An example of ultrasound tongue imaging can be seen below.