We leverage mobile technology to accelerate our patients’ access to comprehensive cleft care and bring essential treatments to their doorstep.
Mobile Speech Services
Experts agree that children respond best to speech therapy when it is fun and engaging. Smile Train has developed a free, interactive cleft palate speech application to match this widespread belief. The app is meant for children with cleft palate speech problems, involving stories, games and songs for them to improve their speech. This app lowers the burden on families with limited means to travel for therapy and the fun nature of the curriculum encourages children to practice more often to yield better speech outcomes. The app is currently available in English (“Smile Train Speech Games and Practice”) and Spanish (“Smile Train Habla y Lenguaje”).
Mobile App for Speech Providers
Smile Train has also developed a secondary app for speech providers that focuses on organizing essential assessment data on each patient. It captures audio recordings of the patients at different stages of their care so providers can easily track the progress of each patient. This app is currently in Spanish (“Smile Train Terapistas”).
Are you a Smile Train partner looking for access to view your patient’s progress within the Terapistas app? Login to the Terapistas app to manage your patient records and upload recordings.
App to Connect Patients to Care
Smile Train has developed a mobile and web-based app across seven languages that helps identify active Smile Train cleft treatment centers closest to patients. Resources included in the app explain cleft lip and palate and educate patients on treatment options. It assists community health and social workers in tracking patients’ progress in accessing a treatment facility and receiving free cleft surgery.