Speech Doctor on Amazon Alexa
Speech Doctor on Amazon Alexa
Be In Charge Of Your Family’s Speech, Using Just Your Voice
Speech Doctor is an app that assists parents and speech therapists alike in identification of speech related disorders in kids at an early stage. Through the app, a parent or doctor can get a fair idea of whether the child under his/her care needs special speech and language enrichment. Features include:
- Register and track multiple kids
- Test both Receptive and Expressive Language skills
- Get test results in easy to understand colour-coded format
- Get intelligent recommendations based on test results
- Take any number of tests
- See previous test results and compare easily
- Email our Speech Therapy expert directly from the app on completion of the test
Over the past years, apps for computers, tablets, and smartphones have proven to be effective tools in speech therapy for children. Many speech Therapists report that many children enjoy working with apps. This facilitates the learning process. Another significant benefit of Amazing Apps for Speech therapy is that they’re affordable and offer an easily accessible way for children to practice at home.
What’s more, practicing in the safety of their own home with only their family or caregivers around them can make children feel more at ease.
Since there are so many apps out there, it can be confusing to know which ones are effective and which aren’t. That’s why we have selected some of the best speech therapy apps with kids in mind.
Need for Voice Based Speech Apps
Speech disorder form the chunk of developmental difficulties in children and grow into more serious problems in adults affecting the society at large. Early intervention and expert Speech Doctor treatment offered at the appropriate time can cure the majority of speech issues. However if left untreated, these difficulties can grow and manifest in the form of language disorders, articulation problems, stammering and other serious problems in kids and adults.
Current global numbers indicate that more than 70 million people in world have stuttering ( a speech disorder) and millions of children and adults have other speech, language and mental health disorders .These problems impact the communication performance of an individual, thereby impacting their daily activities and social life.
The last Census in India (2011), showed that 1.24% of the total children (0-6 years) in India are disabled. Out of which, 7 % children have Speech difficulties, 10 % have Cognitive difficulties. These numbers reflect the astounding figure that almost 1 in every 10 -12 school going children can have a speech or cognitive difficulty.
Speech Doctor is an Alexa based voice app being developed by 1SpecialPlace.
Speech Doctor will assist parents and adults alike in identification of speech related disorders. Through the app, a person can get a fair idea of whether he or the child under his/her care needs special speech and language treatment. The app does this by engaging the user in a conversation about their own or their kid’s speech difficulties.
For users suffering from articulation disorders and stammering/stuttering difficulties, Speech Doctor provides conversational games and practice sessions to assist them in overcoming their difficulties.
Speech is a natural language interface and we believe that the future will be devoid of touch interfaces or buttons and all human-machine interaction will take place through voice. So it is only natural that we utilize this form of human-machine interaction to enhance speech and language development in children and adults.
However currently most apps in this area are mobile based and don’t utilize the benefits of a conversational conversation offered by devices like Alexa which is crucial for speech and language enhancement.
Your child will work with our therapist during Speech Therapy Online. Some children’s speech improves with age, while others continues into adulthood. In this case, the youngster will require ongoing speech therapy for the rest of his or her life. Our personalized Online speech therapy works for people of all ages and ailments, and it’s also convenient and fun. In fact, our customers tell us that they don’t feel like they’re doing “therapy work” throughout their sessions. With the development of Speech Doctor we hope to bring about this revolution.
Speech Doctor Developer Team
Aditya Agarwal :
Aditya graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a passion for technology spanning across both hardware and software. He believes in taking on new technical challenges and solving problems using a combined knowledge base and experience across electronics, robotics, and software development. He successfully started IIT Kharagpur’s first Aerial Robotics Student group that got funded by the institute and went on to participate in international competitions. Aditya regularly participates in hackathons across India and has won several of them, the most recent one being the Blockchain Hackathon organised by Karnataka State Government.
Pratiksha Gupta :
Pratiksha Gupta, MSc.( London) is a senior certified Speech Language Therapist practising since 2007. She has a vast experience of treating speech disorders in children and adults. She has a creative techy spirit and likes to amalgamate her medical knowledge with advances in cloud based technology. With her team she has created mobile apps for Speech Therapy and happens to be the founder of India’s first Online Speech Therapy platform.
How to Run Speech Doctor on Alexa ?
Follow these steps :
- Click on Alexa from your Amazon Music app (Android/IOS) or on your Alexa enabled device (Echo, Dot or Tap) say – “open speech doctor”. The app will guide you through its features
- Rate the Skill : Click here to go to Amazon and rate the skill. You can also rate it from the skills section of your Amazon Alexa mobile app 🙂