ASSISTIVE COMMUNICATION
METHODS

Assistive Communication Resources & Downloads

These are some alternative methods of communication but it their value depends on the situation and a person’s ability. Of course, these are just some examples of assistive communication aids, we are not recommending one company over another:

Sometimes people can’t afford the high tech communication devices such as the Dynavox (https://www.tobiidynavox.com) or a PRC device (https://www.prentrom.com), so here is a tech alternative: https://github.com/OptiKey/OptiKey/wiki

Other Communication Resources

7 Assistive Communication Apps in the iPad and App Store

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2011/02/07/7-assistive-communication-apps-in-the-ipad-app-store/

Large Product Store for Communication Devices:

https://enablingdevices.com/product-category/communication-devices/

 

Company that sells different types of switches, amplifiers, talk and text devices
https://www.enablemart.com/speech-and-communication/augmentative-and-alternative-communication

Article reviewing different types of communication apps
https://gettecla.com/blogs/news/5-assistive-apps-that-communicating-easier

Reviews on Speech Devices & Software:
https://www.icommunicatetherapy.com/adult-communication-difficulties-2/assistive-communication-aac/

 

Company marketing low tech communication solutions: visual aids, starter kits and visual boards
http://www.acciinc.com/categories/Low-Tech-Solutions/

Very Good Resources: Downloads for Emergency Boards, Alphabet Boards and Fill-In Booklets
https://www.amyspeechlanguagetherapy.com/communication-boards.html

Excellent Resource: Library of Speech Disorders: Common Assistive Technologies

http://guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=613892&p=4265891

Excellent Resource: Multiple Downloadable Low-tech Communication Board Options (Include Spanish)
https://saltillo.com/chatcorner/content/29

Company selling high tech alerting systems and other communication devices
https://teltex.com/alerting-systems/?sort=newest

 

Excellent Resource: Icommunicate App for personalized communication assistance

http://www.grembe.com/icommunicate

Symbol Based Communication App for those with Speech Challenges
https://voice4uaac.com

 

Reviewing Various Augmentative and Alternative Communication Apps

https://www.spectronics.com.au/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac

SayIt! – speak software
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sayit-speak-your-mind/id1119303404?mt=8

HearYouNow – sound amplifier
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hearyounow-your-personal-sound-amplifier/id569522474?mt=8

Predictable – Therapy Box
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/predictable/id404445007?mt=8

Proloquo2Go
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo2go/id308368164?mt=8

Connected with Cboard:
https://www.cboard.io/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj-zWwe3t3gIVRr7ACh1vIgz8EAAYBCAAEgIASfD_BwE

iPrompts PRO by Handhold Adaptive, LLC
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iprompts-pro/id313144705?mt=8

Classic TC by Silver Kite
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classic-tc/id377558828?mt=8

Vocabulary Lite by Red Mountain Labs, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locabulary-lite/id322448547?mt=8

“I Can Speak” Lazy River Software
http://lazyriver.on-rev.com/mypad/about/about.html

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Defeat MSA also hosts two Facebook groups: the MSA Loaner Closet Group and the MSA Related Treatments Group. These two groups could also provide resources and loaner equipment.

 

Defeat MSA Durable Medical Equipment Loaner Closet Group

Defeat MSA Related Treatments and Research Discussion Group

 

Information About Defeat MSA Loaner Closet Program (with downloadable forms)

*Defeat MSA Alliance is the only American charity supporting the MSA loaner closet program.

https://defeatmsa.org/patient-programs/#loaner-closet

 

 

Other Resources:

 

Searching for a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist

(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Directory)

 

Grants Resources for Speech Generating Devices (Communication Aids)

http://www.aacfundinghelp.com/

 

About Funding for Communication Services

https://www.asha.org/NJC/Funding-for-Services/

 

https://aacinstitute.org/funding-2/

 

https://www.aacfunding.com/alt-funding-sources

 

 

 

 

 

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