Use of iPad applications in speech therapy

By Infinium On October 30, 2013
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Mobile application technology has revolutionized pathological and therapeutic programs, to say speech therapy. Speech-language pathologists and therapists have been leveraging the communication potential of iPad applications to make their speech training and articulation techniques accessible to the victims of autism, affected by stammering, from a distance. Innovation of iPad apps in this niche has made speech therapy a feasible solution.

Some apps attribute data-tracking capability to iPad devices, which makes it possible for therapists to focus on their practices and results. Using the apps, they get real-time data that they can share with their clients or clients’ caretakers. It mitigates the need to get a hard copy of the data of the speech therapy practices. The therapists can explain the key issues, difficulties or improvements to their clients by analyzing the data over phone or through online chat. The use of iPad devices in speech therapy has made the treatment accessible to even those who stay far away from clinics.

There are some iPad devices which will enable you to record your child’s speech on different occasions so that you can compare them to find out exactly when he/she stumbles or stammers, and you can share the records with a speech therapist easily too. You can check the records again and again to find out if he/she feels unnerved or lacks confidence at the time of talking. Such findings help trace the root cause of the problem with the child’s speech.

Using special iPad applications, therapists can reach out to children with articulation difficulty. Their therapeutic articulation programs can be accessible to those children via installation of special apps on iPad devices. It helps the children to practice the techniques at home, with the help of their parents.

These programs are tailored to the level of feasibility that iPad devices support. Without application development service, it may not have been possible. There are some fun apps using which children can listen to how to articulate the words which they find difficult to utter. It helps them realize the difference between the way they utter the words and the way the words are articulated. Once the difference is noticed, they will be able to fix the problem.

The use of apps-supported iPad devices in speech and articulation training has proven to be a lot beneficial for the adults who often find it difficult to take lessons in speech therapy classes. By installing certain apps on their iPad devices, they can access the speech therapy and articulation programs of clinics and train themselves in privacy.

We at Infinium Softech develop high-end iPad applications for speech therapy and articulation programs in collaboration with pathologists and therapists.

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