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Language analysis

for healthcare and research 

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The challenge

Language sample transcription and analysis is fundamental in the evaluation of the naturalistic language of children and adults. Speech and language therapists however simply do not have the time to carry out this important work. The challenge is to design, develop and evaluate tools that enable clinicians to elicit, transcribe and analyse story retell language samples.

What's new

Don't miss the latest news and output from Language Explorer. We recently started our first in-clinic sessions using Language Explorer at three separate sites. Read more about it in our blog post.

The technology

Therapy Box has worked with children to design an engaging storytelling app that 94% of parents reported was easy to use at home. A crowdsourcing campaign resulted in over 4000 people sharing their language samples which have helped us build and refine a product ready for clinical evaluation in the NHS.

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Plans

In 2021 we began evaluation of Language Explorer with children in clinical settings in the NHS. The app will be swiftly brought to market as a Class I medical device at the end of the year.  Work is underway to enable other researchers to use the tools in the future.

What people are saying
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Reviews taken from the App Store and Google Play Store

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This app is great for comprehension. It helps children to listen carefully and fully understand stories by allowing them to retell the story in their own words. Questions at the end ensure they have understood the story.

Data from a survey sent to parents