Inspiration

All of our team members have Special-Ed programs at our school and we realize that schools provide not only an education, but many other resources that help special-ed students grow and prosper. One such resource is speech therapy lessons that are often required for children with special needs. However, because of the pandemic, many schools closed down and students no longer have access to speech therapy. We decided to solve this problem by making a kid-friendly website called 'Fluently'.

What it does

Fluently is a website that helps special-ed students get the speech therapy they need in the comforts of their own home. It's kid-friendly platform, fun designs, and cool animations help students focus and have fun while learning. Fluently also incorporates a machine learning model that allows students to check their progress by themselves. Even amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Fluently helps pop the obstacles in the way of your child's speech therapy.

How we built it

We used figma for the design which incorporates html and css. For the Machine Learning Model, we used teachable machine and a tensorflow.js model.

Challenges we ran into

Most of our teammates were new to figma so learning that was a big challenge. It was hard for us to figure out where to incorporate our Machine Learning Model, and after a lot of work we found teachable machine which gave us an easy way to make our model. Still, training the model took a long time which was another challenge.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud of successfully learning figma and incorporating our Machine Learning models into our website. Our teamwork is something we're proud of as well as how well the website came together. The website is really attractive to kids and easy to use. But most importantly, we are proud of standing with our Special-Ed community and making a project that would benefit them.

What we learned

We learned how to use figma, teachable machine, and how to incorporate Machine Learning in our website. We also learned how hard it was for Special-Ed students who have to undergo speech therapy as well as regular schooling.

What's next for Fluently

We want to add more resources to our website and hopefully publish it one day.

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