Slinky® Speech Science Using inexpensive Slinky® toys, speech science instructors can provide hands-on demonstrations for difficult concepts in acoustics. In this article, I discuss how I use Slinkys® to promote student understanding of the vibratory cycle, transverse and longitudinal wave propagation, superposition, boundary behavior, and standing waves in a large undergraduate communication science ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2018
Slinky® Speech Science
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  • Amy Neel
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Article Information
Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 1
Article   |   February 01, 2018
Slinky® Speech Science
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, February 2018, Vol. 3, 4-7. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG19.4
History: Received April 3, 2017 , Revised September 16, 2017 , Accepted September 18, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, February 2018, Vol. 3, 4-7. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG19.4
History: Received April 3, 2017; Revised September 16, 2017; Accepted September 18, 2017

Using inexpensive Slinky® toys, speech science instructors can provide hands-on demonstrations for difficult concepts in acoustics. In this article, I discuss how I use Slinkys® to promote student understanding of the vibratory cycle, transverse and longitudinal wave propagation, superposition, boundary behavior, and standing waves in a large undergraduate communication science course. Internet resources for these concepts are provided.

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