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Assistive tech for speech?

SystemSystem Posts: 545

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  • kazzzakazzza Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Hi there. I teach sixth form but often have muscle weakness that affects my speech. I have started looking at aac apps as although I use Typetalk on my phone, it is faster (and less fiddly) to just write on a piece of paper to show students what I am trying to say. However a lot of aac apps are designed for single words or seem too simple for my needs. do I need to pay for a proper device or program to get the kind of technology I need to be able to keep up with conversation at a decent speed with a decent amount of more complicated sentences? Or do I need to invest hours regularly customising an aac app? Thanks for your time 😁
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,834

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    Hi @kazzza
    I would point you in the direction of Communication Matters. They are experts in this field.
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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