AI in speech therapy

AI in speech therapy

What does the future of AI look like in the speech therapy industry?

What it isn't:

  • "AI Speech Therapists" (replacement for professionals)
  • Licensed or credentialed
  • Evaluator or diagnostician
  • A threat to SLP jobs
  • Culturally responsive

What it is:

  • Aiding in session planning
  • Simplifying documentation
  • Intelligent scheduling
  • Bridging language barriers
  • Enhancing pronunciation and fluency analysis
  • Deeper progress tracking
  • Minimizing billing errors
  • Evidence-based practice recommendations
  • Assisting in communication (email, SMS)

AI streamlines and aids; it can't replace the speech therapist's core expertise and touch.