How to Use Generative AI in Speech Therapy
Think you can’t use AI in speech therapy? Think again! While AI can’t be used in every way, it can be used in speech therapy session planning in a number of ways, including:
- Generating therapy stimuli: Generative AI can be used to generate personalized therapy stimuli, such as stories, activities, and exercises. This can help SLPs save time. And it can also help to ensure that the therapy materials are relevant and engaging for the client.
- Brainstorming therapy activities: Generative AI can be used to brainstorm therapy activities and generate lesson plans. This can help therapists to come up with new and innovative ideas for their sessions.
- Creating personalized learning materials: Generative AI can be used to create personalized learning materials for the client. This could include worksheets, flashcards, and other resources that are tailored to the client’s specific needs and goals.
- SLPs can use generative AI to generate a personalized story for a client who is working on improving their articulation skills. The story could be written using the client’s target sounds, and it could be designed to be engaging and motivating for the client.
- AI can generate a list of activities that are appropriate for the client’s age and skill level. It could also suggest ways to adapt the activities to meet the client’s individual needs.
- A speech therapist could use generative AI to create personalized worksheets for a client who is working on improving their reading comprehension skills. The worksheets could be tailored to the client’s specific reading level and interests.
It is important to note that generative AI is still under development. In fact, AI only scans the past five years of content or less. It is important to use it with caution. SLPs should always review the AI-generated materials before using them. You want clients to have materials that are accurate and appropriate.
Overall, generative AI has the potential to be a valuable tool for speech therapy session planning. It can help SLPs to save time and effort. It’s hard to imagine, but it can also help SLPs provide more personalized and effective therapy to their clients.