Canadian City Gives $50K for Development of Speech Therapy Game

The Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie plans to support development of a speech therapy game to the tune of $50,000, according to The Sault Star.

The money from the city’s economic development fund will be awarded to Algoma University, which is partnering with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute to build a game studio devoted to developing health-oriented games.

Council member Steve Butland called the project "different and darn near cutting edge for Sault Ste. Marie."

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    TBoneTony says:

    Well I guess it is good for people who have difficulties with talking.

    I had a mild Autism when I was younger, and it was hard for me to talk and for people to understand me when I was younger.


    I feel that any Videogame when you type in what you want to say and it reads back to you what you said makes it really good for older people who find it hard to speak.


    For younger people, maybe a game where they have to respond to some sort of noise so you can tell if they have fast or slow reaction times or if they have trouble hearing noises at different tones.


    That would be the sort of game I would think that might be good for people in speech therapy.

    But the game HAS to be fun, enjoyable, engaging and also user friendly for the disadvantage.


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