The Prosody Toolkit is a new suite of apps designed to help SLPs and their clients evaluate, understand, and address prosody challenges. It consists of the Prosody Assessment and Prosody Trainer.
Prosody Assessment tests prosody through different social scenarios, allows for examiner notes and behavioral observations, and compiles the results in a printable page
Prosody Trainer allows you to practice prosody without an examiner
We are currently in the final stages of developing these apps. We anticipate concluding our research in the winter of 2019 and releasing the apps in Spring 2020. Please contact us if you would like to part of our beta test program.
What Is Prosody?
Prosody is the pitch, volume, and tempo of our speech. It complements and guides listeners in their interpretation of a spoken message. People can have problems with understanding prosody, conveying it, or both. These problems can undermine a person’s ability to communicate effectively, or, worse, may lead to social isolation.