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2012-11-01 11:29:28

TELTOW, Germany, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Company Logo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smieyetracking/8134671246/in/photostream - Prentke Romich Company (PRC) has integrated eye gaze technology by SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) into their leading AAC platform for individuals with speech disabilities SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH (SMI) [http://www.smivision.com ] of Germany, a global leader in eye-tracking technology for more than 20 years, announces...

2012-07-30 23:01:39

Verbal communication using an iPad is now physically and financially accessible to people with complex disabilities. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 MyVoice® Inc. today announced TalkRocket Go, a wheelchair-friendly app for kids and adults with speech disabilities that is more physically accessible yet more affordable, at just $99. TalkRocket Go lets users connect buttons and switches, including those on wheelchairs, to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod, and then use those controls to speak...

2012-07-25 23:01:17

American Girl and Boy Voices Now Available in the Proloquo2Go App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Amsterdam (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Acapela Group and AssistiveWare are proud to unveil the first American genuine, natural-sounding children's voices now available in Proloquo2Go, designed to provide a voice for children who cannot speak. The US Census Bureau estimates that as many as 720,000 American children aged between 6 and 14-years-old have significant speech problems and difficulties being...

2012-07-22 22:20:50

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While there has been an explosion of media attention given to the hundreds of apps that focus on allowing children with autism to communicate with others, a new app for autism strives to achieve the reverse -- bringing the outside environment into the autistic child's world. The iPad has become a commonly used tool for allowing those with speech-language impairments to communicate and helping to teach those with special needs. Searching...

2012-07-02 23:01:28

Pyramid Educational Consultants has been the sole provider of products and services regarding the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) since 1992. To commemorate the last 20 years of successful communication, Pyramid urges PECS users to share their achievements for a chance to win up to $1000 in PECS products. Newark, DE (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Pyramid Educational Consultants, home of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the Pyramid Approach to Education, has...

2012-04-17 23:01:24

New Communication Benefits and Challenges Revealed In Survey Conducted by AssistiveWare, Maker of iOS App Proloquo2Go, and University of San Diego and CSU San Marcos Professors Amsterdam, Netherlands (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 With 1 in 88 children having some form of autism in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1), the need to help autistic children overcome communication challenges is greater than ever. April is Autism Awareness Month, and today,...

2012-01-25 17:00:00

Children and adults who are non-verbal with beginning literacy skills can now engage in faster, impromptu and more meaningful conversations with this technology. Improv brings a whole new approach to AAC users. Its software ℠brain´ intelligently learns a user´s communication style and auto-adapts its dictionaries for future communication. Volo, IL (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Don Johnston, the assistive technology developer known for its literacy-based programs for individuals...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

Predictable, the award winning AAC app, now available in Spanish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. London, UK (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 At BETT this week, TBox Apps will launch Spanish and Scandinavian versions of their award winning app, Predictable. Predictable, released in English in 2011, is a sophisticated AAC (alternative and augmentative communication) aid app for the iPad and iPhone. Following the positive uptake of Predictable by a wide range of communication aid users, including...

2011-12-27 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. announces the upcoming release of the iPad version of their Communicating Basic Needs App, a tool to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities to communicate their basic needs and wants with pictures. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online autism solutions company, today announced the upcoming release of their “Communicating Basic Needs" app for the iPad, a new and innovative way for...

2011-08-26 07:00:00

Scene & Heard is an interactive communication and learning tool designed to be easy to set-up and fun to use. Scene & Heard provides a way for people with communication difficulties to communicate their basic needs and participate in conversation or share their own stories. London, UK (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 TBox Apps (Therapy Box) today announced the availability of version 1.2 of their augmentative communication iPad application Scene & Heard. Scene & Heard is an...