Dr. Sadanand Singh was a visionary in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. While his writing and research primarily addressed phonetics, phonology, measurement, and clinical procedures, his vision for dissemination of new ideas enabled authors and researchers to extend the boundaries of these fields. This chapter embraces Dr. Singh's interest in phonetics, instrumentation, and translational research. Dr. Singh co-authored two books with me: Speech Sounds: A Pictorial Guide to Typical and Atypical Speech (McLeod & Singh, 2009a) and the companion book Seeing Speech: A Quick Guide to Speech Sounds (McLeod & Singh, 2009b). These books were a synthesis of our work to enable speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and others to see speech. The books combined Dr. Singh's images of speech created by acoustic (spectrographic) and cinematographic technologies with images created by electropalatography and ultrasound (see Figure 1). Static and dynamic images were presented and described for 24 consonants, 10 vowels and 5 diphthongs. The aim of this chapter is to discuss the importance of seeing speech, the technological advances that have enabled SLPs to see speech, and the impact that this can have when working with children and adults who have difficulties producing speech sounds.
|Title of host publication||Translational speech-language pathology and audiology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays in honor of Dr. Sadanand Singh|
|Place of Publication||San Diego, CA|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|