Mediax and Balbus
Balbus, rehabilitation software for the treatment of stuttering, was published in 2000 in its first version by Mediax, a company created for the development of rehabilitation and educational software.
Balbus was created from the intuition of its psychologist/psychotherapist creator, Dr.
Vincenzo Ciccarese, and his strong desire to treat disfluency with effective tools, giving the patient the concrete opportunity to practice daily and correctly, with the aim of learning a mode of fluent language.
Learning a new skill requires systematic, continuous and, above all, immediate feedback that orients and guides the action correctly. In Balbus, this is possible through immediate, uninterrupted performance feedback that allows subjects to correct their work in case of error. In this way, learning is faster and creates the conditions for process automation.
That is why Balbus breaks away from the traditional method: it aims to change alreadylearned habits, thanks to continuous, systematic training and a system that checks and lets subjects know, at any time of the exercise, how correct their performance was.
What it was and what it has become
Today, thanks to the introduction of new technologies like voice recognition, the Istituto Santa Chiara presents its new unified version of Balbus, which allows the user the full and autonomous use of tools as well as the ability to improve their language quality.
Creator: Vincenzo Ciccarese
Balbus was created by Dr. Vincenzo Ciccarese, a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, director of the school of specialisation in cognitive-neuropsychological integrated PCNI in Rome and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy at the neuropsychological centre in Lecce, teacher since 2003 of “Stuttering assessment and treatment”. He performs clinical activities in the treatment of stuttering at the Istituto Santa Chiara outpatient unit in Rome.
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