SpeechLight, Inc.

Chicago,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 953

Get the new DDK app! Booth #953 (2nd row left of ASHA store)

Leveraging advances in mobile and speech recognition technologies, SpeechLight provides mobile apps for the SLP which go beyond just automating industry-standard tests. SpeechLight software extracts objective, acoustic data from the patient's voice signal, displays results immediately, and helps guie SLPs' diagnoses, ultimately improving treatment outcomes, accelerating reporting and increasing revenue and insurance reimbursement. 

SpeechLight's first release, the PaTaKa app, automates the industry-standard diadochokinetic/DDK test (AMRs/SMRs), and acts as a digital assistant for SLPs, measuring the strength, speed, accuracy, and consistency of a patient’s speech, providing a real-time, accurate measurement of speech characteristics, while enabling the SLP to focus on the patient. 

The SpeechLight software employs a neuropathophysiological model, based upon the widely-used "Mayo Classification System" for classifying dysarthrias, and the seminal research conducted at the Mayo Clinic by Darley, Aronson, and Brown, refined by Duffy (2013) and the motor speech assessments they and other researchers developed.

Brands: SpeechLight PaTaKa app - mobile DDK test for oral motor speech assessments

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  • When was the last time you checked YOUR DDK rate?

    Stop by the SpeechLight booth #953 and try out the new PaTaKa DDK app on yourself.

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  • PaTaKa (DDK) app
    SpeechLight’s PaTaKa app automatics the DDK/diadochokinetic test, analyzes a patient's recorded voice and provides measurements for strength, speed, accuracy, and consistency. Real-time, accurate, objective measurement on the mobile device....

  • Nothing can replace the experienced ear of a trained SLP, but objective test results in the hands of any clinician will improve their assessment, treatment, and ultimately, patient outcomes.  On the SLP's mobile device, SpeechLight’s PaTaKa (DDK) app improves accuracy of diagnoses, by capturing and analyzing objective acoustic data from a patient’s recorded voice, while allowing clinician to focus on the patient.   The software employs a neuropathophysiological model and industry-standard motor speech assessments based on research conducted at the Mayo Clinic.

    > Accelerates testing while improving accuracy of diagnoses

    >  Reduces administrative reporting time and labor

    >  Easily access historical test results on your mobile device