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Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP

Speech Therapy for Kids!

Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Otsimo Speech Therapy is a voice-controlled and video modelling-based language and speech therapy app.

Teacher Review

Otsimo have created a really fun and engaging app to aid language development in children with no verbal autism, speech delays, articulation difficulties and aphasia.

Articulation (pronunciation and talking) is the ability to physically move the tongue, lips, teeth and jaw to produce sequences of speech sounds, which make up words and sentences. This app supports the motor movement of these features to support speech production.

Otsimo Speech Therapy also gives the opportunity to develop the key building blocks to articulation; • Attention and concentration • Hearing: For detection of speech sounds • Good middle ear functioning most of the time (e.g. a child with on-going ear infections, ‘glue ear’ or colds which block the ears may have fluctuating hearing levels which can affect speech) • Process speech sounds, identify and hear differences between sounds. • Muscle coordination: The ability to move and coordinate the muscles involved in producing sounds (e.g. diaphragm, lips, tongue, vocal cords, jaw and palate) • Understanding that sounds convey meaning. Simple to use and offering a wide range of activities, Otsimo-Speech Therapy uses video modelling of a variety of vocalizations to support speech therapy.

When downloading for the first time you can sign in using other platforms such as Google. Similarly to Speech Blubs, you are presented with a short screening questionnaire. Different areas are covered such as developmental level of speech, hearing and social interaction capabilities. Despite this being short and not a standardized screening, it is comprehensive enough to gain a good understanding of the child you are working with. Upon completion of the screening section, you are provided with a report that recommends activities in the app to start with. Recommendations are also given for face-to-face clinical advice, which is reassuring. Our school Speech & Language therapists felt that the screening tool was an excellent and a vital feature.

Within the app you are presented with seven activity areas; Imitating Sounds, Basic Shapes, Family Forever, Body Parts, Safari Club, Count with Me and Rainbow Splash. Each activity area contains various options of children articulating sounds and words.

The aim of the user is to copy the pronunciation by mirroring/mimicking the child in the video. Your device microphone needs to be enabled which records the sounds/words you make. The voice recognition software is second to none when compared with many of the other apps I have reviewed. A sound bar on the screen shows your progress as you repeat the sounds and words. This is a really intuitive feature and once completed you are provided with a fun face filter. Stickers are collected throughout the game play to motivate the young users. The children articulating the sounds are engaging with appropriate pace and tone. The variety of sound articulations provides extensive exercises that will really support language development.

Otsimo-Speech Therapy is an easy to use and intuitive application that is great for both small groups and 1-1 sessions. For what it can offer, the pricing plans and subscription are excellent value for money with monthly and annual options. For teachers using the app with children in their class with complex communication needs, it is always recommended that they seek the support and advice of the child’s Speech & Language Therapist. However Otsimo has been developed by experts who have created an excellent app that is a must for any classroom with children with language difficulties. Whilst trialling Otsimo at our school, An ASD school with a variety of language needs, we found that the children were highly motivated and engaged while using. We look forward to the results Otsimo-Speech Therapy will bring and I would highly recommend for all teachers supporting children with language delay.

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Developer Description

From award-winning creators! Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP is a voice-controlled and video modeling-based language and speech therapy app. Individuals with speech delays, stuttering, apraxia, non-verbal autism, articulation problems, ADHD with speech impediments, aphasia, and late talkers can easily use the app for their language and speech development.

Created under the guidance of parents, speech-language pathologists, and constant therapy experts; assistive games in Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP aim to improve fundamental speech and communication skills such as how to pronounce the words, utterance the correct sound of vowels and consonants and so on while delivering the speech triggering inputs in an entertaining and curricular way. Experts in autism communication and speech therapy are recommending this technique.

Speech categories in Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP are Family Forever, Basic Shapes, Body Parts, Safari Club, Tongue Acrobacy, Count With Me, Rainbow Splash and Guess the Sound.

In each category, relevant words are spoken on the screen in a systematic way to stimulate sound production. Funny face mask rewards at the end of the sessions boost the speech therapy efforts while keeping the individual entertained. Moreover, there are plenty of stickers dedicated to each exercise activity to be collected once the session is completed. Voice outputs from the individuals are evaluated anonymously by a machine learning environment within the app to provide a better and unique speech exercise experience.

Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP journey starts with 7-days free trial or monthly subscription. Offered subscription types are monthly subscription with $6.99/month, annual subscription with the projection of $3.49 / month and Lifetime with $119.99. Actual charges might be converted to local currency depending on your country of residence. We guarantee that the conversion will be made automatically.

Once the purchase completed, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. our account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be identified. Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

Disclaimer: Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP is developed in a way that to be used with the guidance of a guardian. Any individual can benefit from the service without any age restriction.

For more information:
Privacy Policy & Terms of Use - https://otsimo.com/legal/privacy-en.html
Payment Policy - https://otsimo.com/legal/payment.html

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