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Alternatives for speech therapy

Are There Alternatives for Speech Therapy? The Mylo App As a Supportive Tool

Therapy sessions and carry out the activities at home, and the cost per session not economical for some parents. What are their alternatives for speech therapy?

Data shows that there are about 1.2 million Filipinos with autism, but Mylo Speech Buddy  co-founder and CEO Vincent Rocha reiterates the scarcity of accessible and affordable speech therapy services for Filipino parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What are alternatives for speech therapy could we offer them?

In this article, we will go over what speech therapy services are, the features of Mylo Speech Buddy as a supportive tool that can help children with ASD develop their speech, and what to expect from speech therapy when using the Mylo App. 

What are Speech Therapy Services?

Alternatives for speech therapy

Research says that 20 to 30% of children with ASD are minimally verbal or fail to develop functional language. That’s where speech therapy comes in. Speech therapy services comprise a wide range of interventions to help improve children with autism’s non-verbal, verbal, and social communication skills.

What to expect from a speech therapy? A speech-language pathologist (SLP) professional will evaluate a child’s strengths and weaknesses to identify what speech therapy techniques will work best for them. Then, the SLP will develop an individualized treatment plan for the child. It may involve

  • Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), where sign language, pictures, or technology is used as a more effective way to communicate than speaking
  • Activities to strengthen the muscles in the mouth, jaw, and neck
  • Articulation therapy and language intervention
  • Coaching communication in different settings

However, the challenges here could be an interruption in children’s schedules, excessive time consumption to go to therapy sessions and carry out the activities at home, and the cost per session not economical for some parents. What are their alternatives for speech therapy?

What are the Features of the Mylo App?

Alternatives for speech therapy

The Mylo Speech Buddy is a game-changer for parents of children with ASD. It is an app with an innovative speech development system to support the development of communication skills of children with speech delay, particularly those with ASD.

How does it work? Simple. The app has video modules where parents and children with ASD can easily access speech therapy exercises conveniently at home. There are language levels (from preparatory level 0 to storytelling level 10) that aim to slowly progress the functional and social communication of the child.

Each level has 9 to 10 modules with 1 to 5 words. Children are encouraged to watch the videos six times a day, twice every morning, afternoon, and evening, for 42 times a week. 

Other features include:

  • On-Demand Adaptive Streaming
  • Learner Centric Curriculum
  • Progress Tracking
  • Multi-user accounts

Parents who use the Mylo App consider it their supportive ally because of its user-friendliness, convenience, and efficacy in developing their children’s communication skills.

Alternatives for speech therapy

It is downloadable on mobile phones or tablets in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for a minimal monthly subscription fee of Php 999. Download the app through this link and get a 7-day free trial!