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Impact Awards Presentation

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Impact Awards presentation 2010.

Impact Awards presentation 2010.

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  • 1. Impacting the world of people with a communication disorders and their families
    Barbara Fernandes, M.S; CCC-SLP
    Smarty Ears™, LLC
  • 2. Total
    36.5 Million Americans have some form of communication disorder.
    Stuttering
    ?
    Articulation
    Stroke
    Difficulty Swallowing
    Voice
    Language
    Autism
  • 3. Challenges within Speech Therapy
    Shortage!! In 2000, there were 88,000 speech-language pathologists in the United States. ( We need 120,000).
    IDEA
    Growing Spanish speaking population – lack of materials
    Overwhelming majority of materials are printed- expensive & inaccessible to parents.
  • 4. Paper & Pencil Materials
    • Printing & reprint
    • 5. Storage & portability
    HearBuilder Phonological Awareness - $149
    Webber Interactive " CD-ROM- $49.99
    100 Grammar Tickle Stories : $29.99
    400 Webber Sign Language Cards : $11.99
    PPVT/EVT™ Combo $400
  • 6. The reality of technology for communication disorders
    Mightymo: $2989-3279
    Minimo : $2669-2959
    DV4 : $7515
    MT4 : $6879
    Who pays the price?
    Parents, School districts & Medicaid
  • 7. We are trying to solve them:
    Innovation Leader in Speech & Language Therapy Technology
  • 8. Technology + Speech & Language Therapy
    Health
    Community
    Impacting our Environment
    • Improving the quality of life of individuals with a communication disorder;
    • 9. Improving the quality of services delivered to them;
    - reduces / eliminates waste caused by printed materials
    - Culturally and Linguistically diverse individuals;
    • world wide community!
  • Smarty Ears
    Affordable - $29.99 X $ 364;
    Parents are able to practice with their children at home to maximize therapy time;
    We are green!
    Products being released in a variety of languages – Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish & English already available
    Portable & fun!
    11 apps in 3 months! In a variety of areas : Language, Fluency, Articulation, Bilingual.
  • 10. Challenges
    Available to iPhone & iPod users as of today;
    Capital – “A salary only goes so far”;
    One person company.
  • 11. The future…
    Expand into iPad market
    Expand into other Smart Phone industries
    Increase the number of languages and products available
    Expand into other health care professions;
    The possibilities are endless!
  • 12. We are not solving it all
    but we are for sure trying!

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