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Tech Tuesday Talk on September 13

The Arnold School's SC SmartState Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth)
Invites you to  
 Tuesday, September 13
Noon – 1 p.m.
Discovery 1, 915 Greene Street, Room 140

Speaker:  Dirk Den Ouden, Ph.D.

“Computerized training of single-word production in speakers with aphasia or apraxia of speech”

Associate Professor, Dirk B. den Ouden is the Director of the Neurolinguistics Laboratory in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department in the Arnold School of Public Health.  In collaboration with Drs. Jijun Tang and Jeremiah Shepherd from the Department of Computer Engineering, the lab has developed a game-based computer application that allows speakers with aphasia to train speech output autonomously, making use of rhythmic cueing, instant feedback, and the benefits of overlearning to neural plasticity.
Tech Tuesday Talks, is a free, monthly seminar series bringing together researchers from across the USC campus who share interest in technology-assisted health promotion and disease prevention interventions and research.  The series presents a forum to learn about one another’s work, spark collaborations, as well as to introduce students to the ongoing research conducted on the USC campus which incorporates technology in health promotion.  All interested faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited to attend.  Tech Tuesday Talks are presented on the second Tuesday of the month in Discovery I Building, Room 140 at noon.  To learn more, visit

Entrance to the Discovery 1 building is through the glass door on the side of the building next to the Discovery Parking Garage.

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