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We show you how to use the platform; providing training, individual programs, continual reporting and therapy for children and adults with speech, language and learning difficulties.
... for diagnosed conditions - global development delay, pervasive developmental disorder, autism, aphasia, stutter, stroke rehabilitation, ADHD, attention disorders, communication disorders, cognitive impairment, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ESL, EAL/D and early intervention.
You will learn to communicate - in the context of your own life journey.
- Become a client
- Become a partner therapist
- Become a partner facility (medical, disability, aged-care, home-care)
- Become a trained Kinephonics support worker or therapist
- Become a research partner
- Become a research participant
Communication Disability: 1.2 million Australians have a diagnosed communication disability. Half of them have an UNMET need for assistance. These statistics are replicated across the world.
Stroke and Brain Injury: Every year there are over 13.7 million strokes worldwide, leaving many with physical and mental disabilities that result in enormous emotional, social and financial burden. Globally it is estimated that 1 in 20 people are unable to speak as a result of stroke.
With Kinephonics®, the platform and the professional community; paired with a support worker and/or a remote therapist, the client’s outcomes are accelerated, in a short period of time.
Kinephonics is used as:
- a video communication tool
- a speech and writing practice tool
- a speech entrainment therapy and practice tool
- a neuro-rehab therapy and practice tool
- a case history tool
- a multi-disciplinary therapy tool
It gives the client control of their growth and development. It supports teams of highly professional multi-disciplinary therapists to support their clients. It complements any face to face or telehealth programs.
Therapists include: music therapists, speech therapists, medical rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and teachers.
- Non-verbal children (and adults) report improved speech production after 6 sessions.
- Support workers report increased engagement with their clients after 3 sessions.
- Case Managers report being proud of client development.
Kinephonics® methodology seen at The World Literacy Summit 2020, Oxford University UK Proprioception: A sense of something new in literacy research, [Watch on YouTube/Kinephonics]
Kinephonics® has been recognised by neuroscientists @Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio "The approach uses several cognitive senses (simultaneously) - sight, sound, and proprioception (feel of mouth position) and highlights the centrality of vision in human cognition - enabling students to visualise spoken symbols in a new way. It meshes well with our neurological view of learning that stresses the extensive connections between the senses." From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education, 2011, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Kinephonics is working as part of The Brain Health Program - A research partnership with The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW | Better treatments | Better Care | Healthier Societies - "Help us restore speech for stroke patients".
THE SCIENCE OF SPEECH ENTRAINMENT
Kinephonics® Speech Entrainment treats language learning as a motor skill; one skill with many parts. The parts become finely coordinated and development occurs as evidenced by increased word count, spoken fluency as well as biological signals of growth, development and healing.
Emotion, vision, sound and touch are all important in learning, rehabilitation and recovery. Our technology helps to integrate the senses and improve motor coordination to treat language as a learned motor skill. Our non-invasive tool uses web/app based technology that provides face-to-face interactive activity stimulating the learner to engage and learn new ways to communicate.
Outcomes linked to the primary somatosensory cortex that plays a critical role in processing afferent somatosensory input and contributes to the integration of sensory and motor signals necessary for skilled movement.
References: Speech entrainment _ Fridriksson, J., Hubbard, H. I., Hudspeth, S. G., Holland, A. L., Bonilha, L., Fromm, D., & Rorden, C. (2012). Speech entrainment enables patients with Broca’s aphasia to produce fluent speech. Brain, 135 (12), 3815-3829.
Somatosensory cortex_Understanding the role of the primary somatosensory cortex: Opportunities for rehabilitation M.R. Borich, S.M. Brodie,W.A. Gray, S. Ionta, L.A. Boyd, Published Neuropsychologia. 2015 Dec; 79(Pt B): 246–255
THE KINEPHONICS® TOOL AND VIDEO PLATFORM
The tool allows you to create files. The files allow the participants to practise their speech and language skills. Each file includes a text box, a voice, a mirror and a video recording device. There are 3 templates: #translator, #pronouncer and #reader. There are changeable accents, voice speeds and multiple languages. The files allow the participant to record speaking in context; in every language and every accent.