TeachSpeech is a platform independent online web application for interactive speech therapy. It uses speech recognition and gives real-time feedback on the accuracy of one’s speech. This project is mainly aimed at people who lost their flexibility in speech due to any mishap or has a stuttering problem. This online & interactive application will be very helpful for those who are unable to undergo therapy with professional therapists due to budget problem or unavailability or any other unavoidable circumstances.
Through TeachSpeech, we’re trying to provide a platform for speech therapy that’s easy, repeatable, standardized and ubiquitously available. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been designed as simple as possible for the maximum User Experience (UX) since the target audience includes the adults as well as children.
At first the user is asked to read a paragraph through microphone. The user is also provided with the flexibility of editing the predefined paragraph & test the accuracy level of his/her speech. After reading the paragraph, the result page will appear containing the overall accuracy determined by the algorithm, the count of the correctly pronounced words, the count of incorrectly pronounced words. It will also give the user the word wise accuracy percentage through data presentation.
Besides text comparison, it will also provide the time taken to read the paragraph which will determine the rate of uttered words per minute means one’s speech speed.