Splash: Speech and Language Assessment in Schools and Homes

A. Miwardelli, I. Gallagher, J. Gibson, N. Katsos, Kate M. Knill, H. Wood


This paper presents a tablet-based app for Speech and Language Assessment in Schools and Homes ( Splash) to provide a first screening for young children aged 4–6 years to assess their speech and language skills. The app aims to be easy-to-administer with an adult, such as a teacher or parent, directing the child through the tasks. Three fun games have been developed to assess receptive language, expressive language and connected speech, respectively. Currently in proof-of-concept mode, when complete Splash will use automatic spoken language processing to give an instant estimate of a child’s communication ability and provide guidance on whether to speak specialist support. While not a diagnostic tool, the aim is for Splash to be used to provide immediate reassurance or direction to concerned parents, guardians or teachers as it can be administered by anyone, anywhere.


Cite as: Miwardelli, A., Gallagher, I., Gibson, J., Katsos, N., Knill, K.M., Wood, H. (2019) Splash: Speech and Language Assessment in Schools and Homes. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 972-973.


@inproceedings{Miwardelli2019,
  author={A. Miwardelli and I. Gallagher and J. Gibson and N. Katsos and Kate M. Knill and H. Wood},
  title={{Splash: Speech and Language Assessment in Schools and Homes}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={972--973}
}