|How the speech therapy software works
The Bungalow speech & language software works in much the
same way a speech pathologists provides drill therapy:
- Prompts the patient with a cue (photo, spoken question, story,
- Patient responds by answering a question (typing, speaking, or
picking an answer).
- Program evaluates the answer and gives feedback.
- Lets patient try again until they get the right
There are 20
Bungalow programs for different types of speech therapy.
Faster recovery during speech therapy
The programs are based on techniques
pioneered by speech pathologists (therapists). Speech therapy
software has been clinically
proven to help patients improve speech & language. Our focus
from beginning, back in 1995, was helping patients work independently at home. The programs provide feedback and
hints so patients can work at their own pace whenever they like, for
as long as they like. This is an incredible motivation for patients
who, often for the first time, can work at speech therapy independently
at home. Patients and brain-injury survivors have praised Bungalow Software for how much it's helped patients recover. We've
even had one caregiver contact one of these customers and interview them by email.
Bungalow can also help
patients who are still receiving speech therapy. They can help
patients get more speech therapy from insurance. One of the most
common reasons insurance cancels therapy is lack of therapy, thanks
to the Plateau
Paradox. If the patient doesn't show fast enough progress,
insurance ends therapy, sending the patient home for more practice
until they improve enough to be ready for more therapy. But patients
don't get practice at home, so they never return for more therapy.
Until now. Using Bungalow programs at home can help patients work
through their plateau before insurance cancels therapy.
the world have been using the Bungalow programs for over a
decade. These speech therapy programs can help speech
therapists save time and deliver better results.
Summary of Benefits
- Clinically proven
studies have shown that therapy software can greatly help
patients improve speech & language skills.
- Motivates the survivor
The programs are interactive, providing feedback (instant
grading) and helpful hints. So patients can work at the
limit of their ability to make real progress, and don't become
bored or frustrated as easily.
- Independent therapy
Because of the feedback and hints, patients can work at their
own pace whenever they like, for as long as they like.
- Can be use at home or in the clinic
- Can provide valuable home therapy practice or be use with
speech therapy in the clinic.
- Provides drill work that a therapist often can't provide.
Survivors often reach temporary plateaus in their
recovery. To get past a plateau, they need a lot of drill
work at the same level. But Drill work is not covered by
insurance because Insurance companies do not believe it requires
the skills of a licensed therapist, so therapists usually can't
provide that drill work therapy.
- Can help extend speech therapy
If a survivor's progress is not consistently, measurably
improving, insurance companies typically will end
therapy. By providing lots of drill-practice,
computer-assisted speech therapy can help improve progress and
prevent the insurance company from terminating