I know that I’m a little late in posting about ASHA. (Has anyone seen my energy lately? I seemed to have misplaced it about a year ago.) Anyhow, I want to share an incredible find in the Exhibit Hall.
I think this is an exciting tool for Early Intervention Programs to help parents receive immediate feedback about their language input. I love that it uses the parent’s phone since we are all checking our phones frequently. I think of it as a Fitbit for words.
I think the Starling would be a great tool to train babysitters, childcare providers and preschool teachers on how to provide language stimulation to their charges. Additionally, it would be useful in speech-language pathology and deaf education training programs to instruct the students in language development.