• Michelle McCarthy

Making a Game of Speech Therapy for Kids with Cerebral Palsy



Imagine outsinging the Phantom of the Opera and then freeing your friends by distracting a pack of trolls.


No, this isn’t the plot of a new fantasy video game; instead, it’s an innovative method to deliver speech therapy.


The game, called Amplify, uses the voice-assisted technology of Google’s AIY Voice Kit to provide gamified speech therapy for kids with cerebral palsy.


The team behind it is composed of Assistant Professor of Research Christopher Laine and Brian Cohn MS ’18, a National Science Foundation graduate fellow and student in the Computer Science PhD program at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.


Read more at USC News