• Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

Study explores experiences of speech and language therapists using voice-assisted technology


JMIR Publications recently published "Speech and Language Practitioners' Experiences of Commercially Available Voice-Assisted Technology: Web-Based Survey Study" in JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies which reported the professional experiences of UK speech and language therapists using voice-assisted technology (VAT) (e.g. Alexa, Siri) with their clients to identify the potential applications and barriers to VAT adoption and thereby inform future directions of research.


They reported using VAT with 10 different client groups, such as people with dysarthria (a motor speech disorder which causes issues with speech quality and clarity) and users of augmentative and alternative communication technologies.


Many reported using the technology to improve their clients' speech, to facilitate speech practice at home, and to enhance articulation and volume.


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