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Category Archive for 'Communication Aids'

The snow has us thinking about ways to stay warm and safe this winter.  These are just a few things to consider for yourself and home as you battle the cold.   Smart-Touch Gloves:  These are gloves that have conductive threads woven into the fingertips to allow you to wear gloves while still using touchscreen technology.  […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP Joan Green is a speech-language pathologist based out of Montgomery County, Maryland who founded the organization, Innovative Speech Therapy, to provide services to those with communication and learning disabilities. Recently, Joan is focusing on educating people about the assistive technology resources that they may already own on their computer, phones, […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP One of the newest editions to our MDTAP loan library is an updated Eyegaze Edge.  We previously had an older version of the Eyegaze Edge, however, the new device has a thinner tablet, updated camera design, and updated software features. Using the Eyegaze Edge, someone is able to move the […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP “Hey Google, who won the hockey game last night?” “Hey Google, turn on the living room light.” “Hey Google, play my morning music playlist.” Google Home and other smart home devices allow us to control many things in our environment simply by using our voice. For some people with […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP Voice banking is a method for people to use their spoken voice to create a digital voice that can be used in a communication device or app.  This process is especially useful for someone who may lose the ability to speak through a progressive disease, such as ALS. While communication […]

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Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness For many seniors, aging in place is the difference between happiness and depression. Older adults who have to leave their homes and move into a senior living community frequently have trouble adjusting to life in a setting where they can no longer make their own decisions or have the […]

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