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Splash: Speech and language assessment in schools and homes

Accepted version
Peer-reviewed

Type

Conference Object

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Authors

Miwardelli, A 
Gallagher, I 

Abstract

Copyright © 2019 ISCA This paper presents a tablet-based app for Speech and Language Assessment in Schools and Homes (Splash) to provide a first screening for young children aged 4-6 years to assess their speech and language skills. The app aims to be easy-to-administer with an adult, such as a teacher or parent, directing the child through the tasks. Three fun games have been developed to assess receptive language, expressive language and connected speech, respectively. Currently in proof-of-concept mode, when complete Splash will use automatic spoken language processing to give an instant estimate of a child's communication ability and provide guidance on whether to speak specialist support. While not a diagnostic tool, the aim is for Splash to be used to provide immediate reassurance or direction to concerned parents, guardians or teachers as it can be administered by anyone, anywhere.

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Keywords

speech disorders, screening app

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH

Conference Name

INTERSPEECH 2019

Journal ISSN

2308-457X
1990-9772

Volume Title

2019-September

Publisher

Sponsorship
Isaac Newton Trust (18.23(c))
Dominic Barker Trust (Unknown)
ESRC (ES/M500409/1)