FAAVSP - The 1st Joint Conference on
Facial Analysis, Animation, and
Among other applications, videorealistic talking heads are envisioned as a programmable tool to train skills which involve the observation of human face. This work presents partial results of a study conducted with adults and children with and without developmental dyslexia to evaluate the level of speech intelligibility provided by a sample-based talking head model in comparison with unimodal auditory and real video stimuli. The results obtained so far indicate that dyslexic children, when compared to control group, are less capable of dealing with the imperfections of a synthetic facial animation visual speech model. The present study is motivated by the hypothesis that a training program using facial animation stimuli could improve the phoneme awareness of dyslexic children, a skill that is considered significantly related to success in the early stages of reading and spelling. Index Terms: dyslexia, facial animation, speech intelligibility, assistive technology
Bibliographic reference. Paro Costa, Paula D. / Batista, Daniella / Toffoli, Mayara / Baraldi Knobel, Keila A. / Alves Salgado, Cíntia / Martino, José Mario De (2015): "Comparison of visual speech perception of sampled-based talking heads: adults and children with and without developmental dyslexia", In FAAVSP-2015, 12-16.