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The Speech Acoustics & Movement Laboratory (56 Hatcher Hall) is a research, education, and service facility housed within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences The mission of the Laboratory is to examine, disseminate, and use knowledge on the acoustic and kinematic characteristics of speakers with and without neurological conditions that may interfere with speech communication process.

Lab News

  • Dr. Kim received an R03 notice of award from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. This 3 year project (project period: Sep/2012-Aug/2015) is titled “The same dysarthria in different languages” and is being funded a total of $426,999.
  • SAL is pleased to get supported by 1) LSU H&SS ASPIRE program ($1,000) and 2) LSU H&SS Summer Research Fellowship ($7,500) for summer research activities. As its first outcome, a study “Acoustic contrastivity in soft, conversational, and loud speech” will be presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, Missouri (Presenters: Yunjung Kim & Ali Beslin, October, 2012).
  • Dr.Kim was selected to attend the Early Career Reviewer program of NIH (National Institute of Health) Center for Scientific Review, which was designed to train emerging researchers on grant writing/review procedures. She will attend study section meetings and participate in the discussion of and voting for NIDCD grant applications for 2 years (2012-2014).
  • Trescha Kay successfully completed her MA thesis (Title: Spectral analysis of stop consonants in individuals with dysarthria secondary to stroke) in May, 2012, and went back to her home town, Wisconsin, to build up her career as an SLP at a local rehabilitation center.
  • Dr.Kim’s presentation at the 162nd meeting of Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA (May, 2011) was selected for posting on the ASA’s “World Wide Press Room”. For a copy of this lay version of her work, see ASA “World Wide Press Room”.
  • Dr. Kim received “2011 Young Investigator Award” from the Acoustical Society of America.

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