BeneTalk has brought hope into my life not being able to access speech therapy in my country. The therapy sessions have been a rainbow at the end of a dark storm and will help change the lives of persons who stutter and future stutterers to live great lives. Thank you BeneTalk.
The 10-week therapy programme exceeded my expectations. It being done as teletherapy meant I was able to attend therapy on a twice-weekly basis, without interfering with my job. I really enjoyed learning a new therapy technique and linking this in with the app meant I had ‘electronic support' between sessions.
I was really afraid of speaking. After subscribing with your application software, I knew a new, effective way of speaking technique, I became more confident without anxiety. I cannot find enough words to thank you for the effort made with me.
I notice that I speak much better, stutter less and I feel more confident. I'm very glad for these results in such a short period.
The therapy sessions have been very successful for me. I feel a lot more comfortable using the technique throughout the day and the technique has definitely helped improve my fluency.
Continuous maintenance and preventative reinforcement that helps you stay on track.
We tailor your content and exercises to your individual needs via our app.
Nudges and encouragement by our Speech Buddy (Bene) will improve your confidence and give you emotional support. The app can be customised so you can adapt your own learning experience - slow and steady or more intensive - whichever feels best for you.
Our groundbreaking discreet wearable is the first product that provides out-of-clinic therapy by combining real-time feedback with performance history tracking, therefore becoming a virtual coach that continuously monitors your speaking patterns, enhancing your awareness to create new habits that will improve your quality of life. The wearable is not visible to others so it can be used in any challenging speaking situations.
Compared to other computerized feedback devices and apps used a few hours per day for dedicated speech practice, BeneTalk continuously reminds you to apply your speech techniques, helping you to gain control in every possible scenario.
Our team of experienced and specialised speech and language therapists offers tailor made, state-of-the-art online therapy based on the Camperdown Program for people who stutter. Following an in-depth assessment, we offer a personalised treatment plan, including individual or group therapy sessions, peer support groups and the benefits of the BeneTalk digital environment. Clients make faster progress with our evidence-based therapy methods and haptic feedback from our device. They are able to practice in between sessions with our app, log their results and can literally see how they grow in confidence and speaking ability.
BeneTalk helps people who stutter better understand how they are speaking and to be more consistent in practicing techniques that can reinforce traditional speech therapy. We like to use the example of a "Fitbit" for speech.
Dr. David Ward, Speech and Language Therapist, Director of Clinical Speech Research at the University of Reading and author of the book “Stuttering and Cluttering” (2017), wrote:
There are many ways to help manage stammering [stuttering] in adulthood. Regardless of the processes involved, clients often find particular difficulty in managing and self-monitoring the various fluency enhancing strategies being learned, both during the therapy period and once direct intervention has finished and techniques and procedures need to be implemented in everyday situations, away from the supportive environment of the fluency clinician. The BeneTalk device has the potential to be of benefit in this endeavour – providing the client with online feedback on linguistic and physiological changes associated with successful outcomes of the therapy program.
Norbert Lieckfeldt, CEO of the British Stammering Association from 2000 and 2018, said the following on this video.