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Communication Devices

In the arena of Communication Devices there are endless options and possibilities.  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term that encompasses the tools and methodology used to support or replace communication for individuals that have speech or communication impairments.  Because of this broad definition a large range of tools and technology fall into the AAC or communication device category. As parents of a non-verbal child we have used and leveraged a wide-range of these communication devices and have taken

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Communication Apps

There are a lot of communication apps in the marketplace and the main reason is the definition of the word communication app.  In this article we will discuss some great communication apps that are designed to help non-verbal individuals or individuals with communication challenges communicate. Technology has always played a huge role in assisting individuals with communication needs allowing for tremendous advancements and growth of those individuals that without assistive technology would not otherwise be able to communicate their thoughts.

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App for adding pictures with sound

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 An App for That App for adding your own pictures and recording your own sound for click and playback was exactly what we were looking for a few years back and didn’t have great success finding one that was easy to use and configure for all different uses.  The next thing you know we built urTalker Lite and urTalker Pro to accomplish that and some, but when it comes to providing an easy way to take a picture with your

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices and Apps

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In the arena of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices there are endless options and possibilities.  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term that encompasses the tools and methodology used to support or replace communication for individuals that have speech or communication impairments.  Because of this broad definition a large range of tools and technology fall into the AAC device category. never forget the california As parents of a non-verbal child we have used and leveraged a wide-range of these

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iPad Apps for Stroke Patients and Stroke Victims

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A Stroke is a terrible event that occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops.  There are varying degrees of severity for Stroke victims and a good percentage of those victims lose some ability to communicate. As a family of a non-verbal child we were very familiar with communication apps and augmentative alternative communication devices (AAC) but had never considered the similar impact for Stroke victims until a family friend had a severe stroke.  While it was

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10 Augmentative Communication Apps for iPad

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication is the term that encompasses the tools and methodology used to support or replace communication for individuals that have speech or communication impairments. Technology has always played a huge role in assisting individuals with communication needs allowing for tremendous advancements and growth of those individuals that without AAC technology would not otherwise be able to communicate their thoughts. With the invention of the iPad the cost for AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices and programs has

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