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Research Publications in journals:
Deployment and Validation of a Smart System for Screening of Language Disorders in Primary Care
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
Neuro-evolutive development from birth until the age of six years is a decisive factor in a child?s quality of life. Early detection of development disorders in early childhood can facilitate necessary diagnosis and/or treatment. Primary-care pediatricians play a key role in its detection as they can undertake the preventive and therapeutic actions requested to promote a child?s optimal development. However, the lack of time and little specific knowledge at primary-care avoid to applying continuous early-detection anomalies procedures. This research paper focuses on the deployment and evaluation of a smart system that enhances the screening of language disorders in primary care. Pediatricians get support to proceed with early referral of language disorders. The proposed model provides them with a decision-support tool for referral actions to trigger essential diagnostic and/or therapeutic actions for a comprehensive individual development. The research was conducted by starting from a sample of 60 cases of children with language disorders. Validation was carried out through two complementary steps: first, by including a team of seven experts from the fields of neonatology, pediatrics, neurology and language therapy, and, second, through the evaluation of 21 more previously diagnosed cases. The results obtained show that therapist positively accepted the system proposal in 18 cases (86%) and suggested system redesign for single referral to a speech therapist in three remaining cases.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
SENSORS
ISBN
1424-8220
Impact factor JCR
1,739
Impact info
Volume
13
10.3390/s130607522
Journal number
6
From page
7522
To page
7545
Month
JUNIO
Ranking
0
Participants
  • Autor: Maria Luisa Martin Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Valero Duboy (UPM)
  • Autor: Ivan Pau De la Cruz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Telemáticos para la Sociedad de la Información y el conocimiento
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Arquitecturas Telemáticas
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