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EzSpeech - a novel app for remote child speech therapy created by a worried mom

Shared by MJJacinto on 2023-02-20 19:06

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EZSpeech has developed an app used as an in-house simulator within Speech Centers and Rehab, as well as a tool to serve remote patients.

Artificial intelligence interprets movements of facial muscle and sound production and assesses accuracy of performance. Realtime feedback and tailored instructions enable the young user to understand the errors made and how to correct them. Masks and animation serve the user as native help and guidance.
Each exercise is graded on a scale 1-100 with overall grading assigned as follows: Super - 90-100% correct, Good - 70-90% correct, Nice try - 40-70% correct and Too many mistakes -below 40% correct. Stats and progress reports enables the caregiver and the child to monitor the overall progress of the kid, as well as performance by module and specific exercises and practices.
EZSpeech assesses correctness of sound pronunciation. The exercises separate testing for sounds at the beginning of the word, in the middle and at the end.
Exercises are grouped into 8 modules, covering all muscles of speech apparatus:
Bilabial: p, b, m, w, a, u, e, o
Labio-dental: f, v
Interdental: th (voice and voiceless)
Alveolar: t, d, s, z, n, l, r
Alveolar-palatal: sh, ch, zh, j
Palatal: j
Velar: k, g, ng
Glottal: h

Adapted from: https://ezspeech.zyrosite.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlQM4f5--3k

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The US-based Startup EZSpeech was founded by Firouza Eshonova and Adelina Samuels.

"I came up with the idea of the startup because my son has dysarthria and had intensive treatment for almost 4 years. He is still actively involved in development of this App as he fits our focus group", says Firouza.

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