August 29, 2018
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Adelphi Alumna Works on Device to Give Voice to those with Speech Disabilities


Mallory Hochstadt received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 2017 and has gone on to join a company called Voiceitt, which specializes in communication tools.

Once a student in the augmentative and alternative communication class taught by Associate Professor Cindy Arroyo, D.A., Hochstadt recently got in touch with Dr. Arroyo to tell her about a very promising voice-recognition software she is working on. The software, which will be introduced in 2019, translates unintelligible speech into clear speech and aims to give people with impairment associated with ALS, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease the ability to communicate using their own voices.

Her work, according to Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, demonstrates the way that Adelphi-trained speech pathologists can work with engineers and tech experts to transform services in previously unimaginable ways.

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