Acquisition of new speech motor plans via articulatory visual biofeedback

Joanne Cleland, James M. Scobbie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes the concept of categorising persistent Speech Sound Disorder in children as a disorder characterised by erroneous motor plans. Different types of articulatory visual biofeedback are described, each of which is designed to allow children to view their articulators moving in real-time and to use this information to establish more accurate motor plans (namely, electropalatography, electromagnetic articulography and ultrasound tongue imaging). An account of how these articulatory biofeedback techniques might lead to acquisition of new motor plans is given, followed by a case study of a child with persistent velar fronting who acquired a new motor plan for velar stops using ultrasound visual biofeedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpeech Production and Perception
Subtitle of host publicationLearning and Memory
EditorsSusanne Fuchs, Joanne Cleland, Amelie Rochet-Cappelan
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages19
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Feb 2018


  • speech
  • phonetics
  • speech disorders


Dive into the research topics of 'Acquisition of new speech motor plans via articulatory visual biofeedback'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this