Speech Apps for Special Needs and Speech Therapy

Nolan using urTalker Pro

Speech Apps for Special Needs and Speech Therapy Our son Nolan, pictured left, has been non-verbal for the last 11yrs.  We have been working with him since the age of 1 on speech utilizing a wide range of speech therapy, different therapists, and a wide assortment of assistive technology also known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices (AAC). The Feds Over the last five years we have incorporated a huge number of apps for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad into

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App helps nonverbal users communicate

urTalker Pro App

App helps nonverbal users communicate  Houston Chronicle – Allison Ward – 8/16/2012 (click here for article) “Nolan, can you say ‘Hi?’ Say hi please, Nolan. For Mommy? Can you say ‘Hi?’ ” Nolan Farris, 11, pointed to an icon on his iPad. A voice came from the device: “I love you.” His mother, Jody Farris, tried again. “Thank you,” she said. “I love you, too. Can you say ‘Hi?’ ” Eventually, Nolan put his finger on another icon. The iPad spoke: “Hi.” Jody was elated:

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices and Apps


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

Stroke iPad Use

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

urTalker Pro

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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urTalker Pro Launches

urTalker AAC App

Parents of Non-Verbal, Autistic Son Launch a New Communication App urTalker was developed by the founders to help non-verbal individuals have a voice. Many non-verbal, autistic and special needs individuals have the ability to learn and use assistive technology; urTalker is a great AAC app compared to existing communication devices. Once we realized the value urTalker had for Nolan we took the initiative to make this app available to everyone. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 payday loans in laurens

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Our Journey


As the founders of urTalker, we are passionate about communication technology because we live it. Our son Nolan, was born 3 months premature and spent his first year in the NICU of various hospitals. When Nolan came home after that first year, he still had a g-tube for feeding, had a tracheotomy to support his breathing,legally blind from ROP, and not mobile due to his premature birth. Thanks to some great early childhood intervention, Nolan had his trach removed at

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urTalker Lite Launches

urTalker™ Launches Communication App that Benefits Autism Awareness Month Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 In support of Autism Awareness Month, urTalker, a leading developer of apps for iPad, iPhone and iTouch, announced the release and discount of their highly anticipated urTalker™ Lite app. The timing of this product launch displays a commitment by the founders to raise awareness about Autism and to provide affordable communication tools to individuals with special needs. urTalker was developed to enable individuals who have

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