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Augmentative Communication on your iPod Touch or iPhone by Cheri Fraker Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 12:00am This is a 200.00 application for a more complex AAC device right on your iPod Touch or iPhone. So for 400.00, you have entered the world of possibilities with another version of AAC. We still recommend a good assessment by a skilled provider to determine what a child needs, but th ... Read on »
Loquendo TTS Chosen for New Augmentative Speech Communication Device by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:00am December 07, 2009 By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor A Turin, Italy- based speech technologies provider has announced its text-to-speech or “TTS” technology is now included in a communication device that assists individuals living with the effects of stroke, autism, down syndrome, traum ... Read on »
Providing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Treatment to Persons With Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 12:00am Melanie Fried-Oken, Charity Rowland, and Chris Gibbons Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention offers people diagnosed with progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA) an opportunity to continue to communicate even as verbal expression declines. To date, there are no well-controlled studies reporting the ... Read on »
AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Robert D. M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:27pm Until recently, people with complex communication needs have had no access to professional interpreters. The Swedish Speech Interpretation Service (SSIS) is attempting to address this problem. This qualitative study reports on how 12 persons with aphasia experienced the services of a professional interpreter fr ... Read on »
Communication, Communication, Communication!!! by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:41pm Before the HIMSS  published guide to establishing a RHIO, I wrote Forming a RHIO?....   In this first ver sion I listed those thin gs that would be importa nt to building a strong foundation for sustainability and success.  The l ast item was "communic ate, communicate, communic ate".  Well, I have an example of what happens when suff ... Read on »
Good Communication Skill: How Do I Acquire Good Communication Skill Quickly If I Am A Poor Communicator? by Cecil M. Health Maven Posted Wed 23 Jun 2010 9:04am If you are a solo professional or entrepreneur, one of the key to your success is to have good communicator Skill. One of the concerns that can drive you crazy is If somebody is stressed out, they need to step back and start listening. They need to take that on themselves.   Wayne: Is that right?   Cecil: No. You can’t do that b ... Read on »
Still communicating about how to communicate science communication by Thomas S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 5:07am Even though I have been blogging for almost half a year, I can still be amazed by the experience of other people reading my posts, reblogging them, commenting and retweeting them and contacting me directly to express their thoughts. I must admit that it gives me a kick every time. It is not a snow avalanche of reactions, but it is enough to inc ... Read on »
Dementia care: Communication, communication, communication by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 03 Jan 2013 6:04pm As anyone who cares for a person with dementia will know only too well, when the person loses their ability to communicate, frustration is an obvious outcome. Yet this problem is probably the biggest for people with dementia, their families and carers. And as the illness progresses, the person with dementia gradually loses their ability ... Read on »
Why would neurodiversity endorse facilitated communication by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Oct 2009 10:02pm I just read an interesting post by Kevin Leitch, creator of the autism hub and left brain/right brain blogger. Kevin expresses an interest in facilitated communication and wonders if it is genuine. Kevin, if I remember correctly, has a nonverbal daughter and stated, in what is the usual bizarre logic and lack of common sense among neurodiversity pr ... Read on »
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw by Single Dad Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:03pm I’ve written about this before, the fact that Pearlsky cannot communicate AT ALL. I find that people often have trouble with this, as a concept. It is actually very simple. And, very complex. We have been evaluated by two very well established organizations for augmentative communication as posted about previously. Everyone “gets it” wh ... Read on »