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Language analysis

for healthcare and research 

Join our beta programme

We are currently looking for speech and language pathologists/therapists, teachers, and clinicians that work with children to review the product and give us some feedback! There will be an initial session where a member of the Language Explorer team will demo the product and some open-ended feedback will be collected during this session. For those interested in trialing the product with their children, the team will provide a free time-limited version of the product following this session.
If you are interested or have further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team 

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.

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.

Plans

In 2020/21 we will be evaluating the 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.

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