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Using Speak for Yourself with Project Core: Non-Instructional Routines

Last month, we attended and exhibited at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Orlando, Florida. One of the reasons that the ATIA conference is my favorite – besides the “work trip” to sunny Florida in the middle of … Continue reading

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“Tiny” Speak for Yourself Coming Soon to iPhones!

We have a few announcements to make…Two pieces of good news and one necessary business decision. First, the business decision: Effective with the release of the 2.6 update, the price for the Speak for Yourself AAC app will be $299.99 USD. … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Speak for Yourself and…

Speak for Yourself is 50% off ($99.99 USD) October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016 for AAC Awareness Month! There are literally hundreds of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) options on the market! Making a choice can be overwhelming for parents … Continue reading

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Does (AAC Button) Size Really Matter?

“Those buttons are so small!” In the almost 4 years that the Speak for Yourself Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app has been on the market, this is the feedback that we receive most frequently. Yes, the buttons in Speak for Yourself … Continue reading

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Speech Segmentation and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

We are often asked about the reason that words are spoken individually in the Speak for Yourself augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app instead of allowing the user to compose their message and then speak the full sentence. The reason … Continue reading

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The Ever-Evolving AAC Voice Options

When I was an undergraduate, pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, one of the required courses was Speech Science. It was the mid-late 90s and we sat in a small “speech science lab” and shared large … Continue reading

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Say ‘Maybe’ to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Last week, my newly 12-year-old “typical” daughter asked to go to the movies with her friends…alone. I pictured the group of giggling 6th graders, dangling between confidence and unspoken anxiety in their independence. I offered to go with them and … Continue reading

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ReAACtion Therapy and the Proof of Competence

If you read the title, and thought, “I’m pretty knowledgeable about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), but I’ve never heard of ReAACtion Therapy,” you’re probably right, but you probably know what it is.  I *may* have made up the name, … Continue reading

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Comparing Bluetooth Speakers for AAC Use

In the beginning of this school year, I purchased some iON Clipster portable Bluetooth speakers. Over the months, I’ve left them with students who do not have amplified cases. When you’re working so hard to learn to use augmentative and … Continue reading

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Using Aided Language Input to Elicit Verbal Speech

This post is combining two important concepts in the world of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Aided Language Input (which may also be referred to as Aided Language Stimulation or Modeling) and the relationship between verbal speech and AAC. Sometimes … Continue reading

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