Our Speech-Generating Devices: Adjustable Settings

Jul 15, 2015 | by Lisa Haynes, MS, CCC-SLP

This post is part of an on-going blog series called, “Our Speech-Generating Devices: Up Close and Personal.” Each week we’re highlighting a new feature on our devices. Check out last month’s post here.

Our TouchTalk and MiniTalk speech-generating devices (SGDs) are now furnished with new features designed to enhance a user’s experience and foster greater communication.

In Part 2 of our 5 part series, “Our Speech-Generating Devices: Up Close and Personal,” we’re talking about our new adjustable settings! If you’d like to learn more about this feature or our devices, please call our Clinical Consultant team at 888-274-2742.

Meet Adjustable Settings

Originally designed specifically for adults with aphasia, our devices had a very unique feedback system based on years of research. There are two notable feedback system features:

  1. Projection: When an icon is clicked on, it enlarges, which provides visual feedback to stimulate motor neurons.
  2. Audio: The text associated with the icon is also spoken, which provides auditory feedback.

These feedback systems are visible in the video below. Notice that the projection and auditory feature settings are turned on in this video.

 
 
 
 
 
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Now, with this update the settings can be customized to better fit the client’s specific communication needs, which includes turning off the additional feedback systems. This level of customization means that SGDs can be used more effectively. See the video below. Notice that the projection and auditory feature settings are turned off in this video.

 
 
 
 
 
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By sharing a high-tech SGD with your clients, you’re providing an important communication tool that can open your client up to more independent communication.

To try the Adjustable Settings feature with your clients today, call our team at 888-274-2742.

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