DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DYSLEXIC STUDENTS AND CONTROLS MATCHED FOR EDUCATIONAL LEVEL IN WORD INTELLIGIBILITY AND TEXT COMPREHENSION PRESENTED VIA SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SPEECH

Giannouli V., Sarris D., Bannou Marriana

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This study investigated intelligibility and text comprehension for natural and synthetic speech held by a group of dyslexic students and their controls matched for educational level-school grade. Results have shown that both groups identified words and sentences better in natural speech. Dyslexic students however had shown worst performance in synthetic speech than controls. Overall, a significant difference has been observed between the two groups concerning their text comprehension in natural versus synthetic speech.

 

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intelligibility; comprehensibility; synthetic speech; dyslexia; text-to-speech, controls, educational level

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