MotionSavvy's new device Uni provides communication opportunities for Deaf children and adults that have never been available before. Check out this video to see the device in action and check out their website for more information here.
The following are links to articles, websites, and blogs that I find useful. I hope you find them useful too.
What is Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)?
AAC is a term that encompasses all types of non-oral communication. It can be visual such as facial expressions, gestures, pictures or writing. People with severe speech and language problems often rely on different forms of AAC to communicate with those in their environment. Learn more about AAC.
Who can use AAC?
Many people can benefit from the use of low tech or high tech AAC devices and equipment. Patients with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Down's Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can benefit from devices to aid in communication, access their environment and access online tools such as internet browsers and email. Children with severe oral motor incoordination and weakness such as Apraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Austim Spectrum Disorders and patients who are nonverbal or very limited verbal abilities can also benefit from AAC.
How to Activate Guided Access on your Apple Device
Guided Access is a very useful setting that is available on your Apple device. These instructions can be used to access this feature on any Apple device. I personally use Guided Access to keep patients in a communication or educational app.