Dr. Samuel Fletcher, Ph.D CCC-SLP AuD, dedicated his distinguished 50+ years teaching career to assisting children and adults with communication disorders through the development of computer based technologies. Most notable of Dr. Fletcher’s inventions include the Nasometer (measures nasality in speech) and the Palatometer or “SmartPalate” (displays dynamic tongue-to-palate contact). Dr. Fletcher passed away December 19, 2018, but the work he pursued still moves forward.
My dream has been to find ways to help fill gaps in understanding how best to help… in out field, in our lives, in our hopes, and in our loves. The principle is if a need is great enough and important enough, other dreamers will join the search for solutions. Dreams are the food for discovery.
Samuel G. Fletcher, ASHA 2007