via MIT News: "Automated screening for childhood communication disorders"

In its early stages, but this is very promising.  Early interventions with communication disorders can potentially also intervene with later reading disorders and reset the path of child's education, and life outcomes, for many years.

"'The need for reliable measures for screening young children at high risk for speech and language disorders has been discussed by early educators for decades,” says Thomas Campbell, a professor of behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and executive director of the university’s Callier Center for Communication Disorders. “The researchers’ automated approach to screening provides an exciting technological advancement that could prove to be a breakthrough in speech and language screening of thousands of young children across the United States.'" (via MIT News)

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