All our games use scaffolding to teach new techniques, offer gentle practice, and provide encouragement.
Practice whenever you want, wherever you want. Our games will always give you the feedback you need, even offline.
Monitor your progress
Get a glance at your progress with easy to read graphs that reflect performance ranging from a single day to a year.
instant feedback with a personal touch
When a client works together with a speech and language pathologist (SLP), the SLP provides both guidance and feedback on how the client performed or how they can adjust to continue making speech gains. SAY IT Labs proprietary artificial intelligent (A.I.) technology has been created to mimic this behavior by providing instant feedback and player-performance guidance.
in-house speech recognition technology
Speech recognition has become popular by systems such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. People with speech disabilities have never managed to use such systems with ease nor accuracy. After years of development, SAY IT Labs has created speech recognition technology that has been trained and adapted specifically for people with various speech disorders. Finally people who wish to practice independently have a platform that understands less common speech productions and offers speech assistance for remediation.
Top-notch technology wrapped in an accessible game
Imagine playing a video game designed for people with speech disabilities where your voice becomes the super power. This is the case with all SAY IT Labs video games where the client is at the center of the universe. Practicing hours and hours of speech goals independently in one of the most entertaining settings is the ultimate puzzle piece imaginable that can stimulate and offer confidence to promote speech practice.
SPEECH THERAPY TECHNIQUES
Speech therapy techniques implemented deep within each game
Our proprietary artificial intelligence-based speech recognition technology is designed to support and treat people with a range of speech disabilities. Our goal is to develop a more effective manner to improve speech pathology treatments, increase compliance with treatment recommendations, monitor results and provide ongoing feedback both to the patient and speech therapist, and overall materially improve upon current traditional speech pathology treatment methods.
Say It Labs represents the intersection of speech recognition technology and speech and language pathology. Stay motivated, learn techniques taught by some of the world's most esteemed communication experts and dare to level up your communication skills.
Your voice is the joystick. Use your voice to climb a beanstalk, swim with dolphins, or jump on crocodiles. Your voice will experience something fantastic as it is used to discover a whole world, manoeuvre around obstacles or collect secret objects.
The best way to conquer speech goals is by practicing. Finally the science has been transformed into a video game that provides real-time feedback. Stay motivated and confident while you explore all the different levels in the game.
SAY IT LABS'S FIRST GAME
Stutter Stars is the first game developed by Say It Labs in English and Dutch. This game is aimed for children ages 6 to 12 to improve their stuttering. This is the most fun and interactive video game to engage in speech therapy practice where your voice is the joystick.
Renown fluency specialists are helping Say It Labs throughout the different development stages to ensure the best possible version of the games will be brought to the market. They have donated hundreds of hours of guidance and evidence-based research on countless techniques that work towards improving speech from the neurological, physiological, and linguistic levels.
Dr. Suzi Fosnot
Dr. Suzi Fosnot is a former member of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders, former fluency professor, and master clinician. The work of the Stutter Stars video game is largely motivated by her work entitled, The Fluency Development System for Young Children.
Dr. Frances Freeman
Dr. Frances Freeman is one of the iconic researchers in the field of stuttering, having recently published her 100th academic article. She has profound knowledge of what happens in the brain when people stutter. Frances generously provides Say It Labs with scientific expertise.
Have a question?
I'm a speech and language pathologist, how do the games help my clients and myself?
Clients get to practice highly targeted speech and motor activities that help improve communication and fluency while playing a video game. The video game is a complete narrative that brings your client(s) on a journey.
During game-play, clients must use their voices to interact with the targets on the screen. The game is split into many different islands where clients can practice speaking slowly, work on speech timing, linguistic chunking, mindfulness, etc.
For the first time, Artificial Intelligence has been built into a voice-enabled video game where immediate feedback and scaffolding are always provided.
For speech and language pathologists (SLPs), data and client progress are stored and presented in easy to read graphs. It gives an overview of how long your client has been practicing, where they had success, where challenges exist, and much more.
The player data is entirely objective which can be used to help guide continued therapy and practice throughout remediation.
Who can play Say It Labs' games?
Anyone, everyone. Stutter Stars (formerly known as Fluency Friends) is our debut game and was created for people who stutter. Even though the graphics are more targeted for children, the game itself however works for everyone over 5 years.
In which languages are the games available?
For now, English is supported. Development in Dutch, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese will be started in 2023.
On what devices can I play the games?
The games were created for Windows 10 and above, Mac OS High Sierra and above, iPad OS 8 and above & Android 8 and above. If you have access to one of these devices, you’re all set to play.
On the Google Play or Apple’s App store, search for ‘Stutter Stars (formerly known as Fluency Friends)’. Otherwise, find the download link in the Games section of our website.
Are the games a substitution for a speech & language pathologist?
It is really hard to substitute help from an experienced speech and language pathologist (SLP). For clients working together with an SLP, the SLP can create a unique therapy that combines live therapy with video game play. Hybrid therapy can explore aspects of stuttering beyond motoric and behavior techniques for improving fluency, such as feelings and attitudes towards stuttering in general. Many people who live in remote areas or who do not have access to a fluency specialist nearby can still greatly benefit from the Stutter Stars (formerly known as Fluency Friends). The stuttering techniques applied in the game are from decades of research from some of the top board-certified stuttering specialists and researchers in the field. We know the techniques you will see in the game are beneficial. In addition, scaffolding, feedback, and support are continuously given throughout the game. Anyone who plays the game will learn a new technique of speech production with hours of opportunities to practice.
How secure is my data?
No personal data is required to play the game. Players simply create a username and password. That’s it. Recordings from the games are processed on your device.
Is an internet connection required to play the game?
Yes. An internet connection is currently required to play the game.
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