Carrie Rountrey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Visiting Assistant Professor
341 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Dr. Rountrey’s research interests focus on the measurement of intelligibility and acoustics in various environments and levels of speech, from syllable to spontaneous conversation. She is currently exploring the effects of environment, task and treatment on speech and voice in Parkinson’s Disease and healthy volunteers. Her natural environment studies compare function, intelligibility and acoustic correlates between the home and the clinic. Additionally, she is exploring acoustic correlates of intelligibility as it applies to developing tools for automatic extraction of acoustic datapoints with applicability to automatic speech recognition in typically developing children and those with Cerebral Palsy. In Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy and other neurologic disorders that cause speech impairment, much is to be gained from developing tools to effectively and efficiently measure acoustic markers and intelligibility. Robust methods of measurement and insight into the factors that influence such methods are at the heart of providing practitioners with the resources they need to assess and treat disorders affecting intelligibility. Dr. Rountrey hopes to contribute to a line of research that quantitatively assesses functional communication in natural environments, the very place that practitioners ultimately aim to realize therapeutic effects.