Is your child suffering from speech related disorders? Then you would be happy to know that IBM recently unveiled the annual 5 in 5. This is a list of some ground breaking innovations that will potentially change the way we work, live and interact with others. This is being set to be achieved in the next 5 years time. This also includes the treatment of speech disorders. Being in the field of treating speech related disorders, we have regularly kept you updated about the latest in speech therapy through our blogs and other postings. In this we will make you aware about how this new innovation may help in treating the  speech problems.

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) you could have dramatic developments in mental health including treating speech related disorders

Brain disorders, including developmental, psychiatric and neuro degenerative diseases often cause speech or language disorders as well. Brain is something which we do not at present fully understand. However speech is a key to unlock it. In five years, what we say and write will be used as indicators of our mental health and physical well being. Patterns in our speech and writing analyzed by new cognitive systems will provide tell-tale signs of early-stage developmental disorders, mental illness and degenerative neurological diseases. This is what can help doctors and patients better predict, monitor and track these conditions.

At IBM, currently scientists are using transcripts and audio inputs from psychiatric interviews. These are being coupled with machine learning techniques, to find patterns in speech to help clinicians accurately predict and monitor psychosis, schizophrenia, mania and depression. As on date it takes only about 300 words to help clinicians predict the probability of psychosis in a user.

Scientists are also now working to develop a similar technology to treat people suffering from Autism. Cognitive computers right now are able to analyze a patient’s speech or written words. With it they look for tell-tale indicators found in language, including meaning, syntax and intonation. They can combine the results of these measurements with those from wearable devices and imaging systems. These are collected in a secure network and can paint a clearer picture of the individual for health professionals to better identify understand the problem for the underlying disease. They would thereafter be able to treat the problem of stuttering or any kind of speech related disorders in a much more comprehensive manner.

With this new technology experts in the field will be able to better understand how the treatment or therapy for language disorder is working and there after bring in changes when and where required.

To conclude we can say that the latest technology in the field of medical technology has come a long way. Today with it you can almost treat any medical problem in a much more effective manner. The same goes for the treatment of speech related disorders too. To know more about treatment of speech disorders please visit our website.