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The 'Ontwikkelcentrum Spraak- en Taaltechnologie' (OSTT)  is a centre of excellence for applying speech and language technology in the area of speech and language pathology, and in the area of rehabilitation.

Speech and language disorders are known to hamper people in their communication and hence, impede their participation in society. The OSTT is a centre of excellence which aims at applying speech and language technology for both general rehabilitation patients and patients with communication disabilities as a result of speech and language pathology. Within the area of speech and language technology, the OSTT aims at:

1) Conducting studies into the feasibility, efficacy and effectiveness of applications
2) Developing diagnostic and therapeutic instruments
3) Improving cooperation among stakeholders
4) Monitoring trends and new developments
5) Educating students and professionals

The OSTT is based on a collaboration of the Sint Maartenskliniek, Radboud University Nijmegen (faculty of arts) and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (dept. of rehabilitation). In 2005, the OSTT was asssigned the status of 'Center of Expertise' by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS).

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