With cerebral palsy (CP), it is difficult for Audrey to speak and hold objects with her hands. With the help of her mom and her speech device with eye-tracking, she is not only participating in this activity, she's the BOSS! Mom (Kate) and twin sister (Maddie) engage Audrey by using a combination of techniques, including sign language and “modeling” (using the speech device to demonstrate communication to Audrey).
Audrey’s speech device is equipped with eye-tracking, which follows her movements and allows her to “select” buttons on her screen by blinking when she looks at the button she wants to “click.” Her device is personalized with custom vocabulary, which is pre-loaded with all of the words needed to participate in this activity, like "measure, mix, pour, and bake."
Joe Smith is a USA veteran living with ALS. In this video, Joe introduces himself and explains how he can hear and understand everything that is being said. Joe 'speaks' with his eyes. Using an eye-tracking camera attached to a speech-generating device, he is able to 'speak' words and phrases by looking at an on-screen keyboard.
Richard is a U.S.A. Veteran who lost the ability to use his voice effectively as a result of a car accident. He communicates with the Wego speech device on a daily basis. Whether he's providing instructions to others, making a phone call or having a casual conversation, with his wego, his voice is confident!
"I am Jaycee Beal and I am a 19-year-old eyegaze user. I received my eyespeak device last year at the beginning of the lockdown. I was blessed to get my device because I got to access my online school so much easier, and I could stay in touch with people who I couldn't see in person. I had so many different types of devices over the years, but this one works wonders for me. I can use my device to communicate using the Grid program, write emails, compose documents, and access my social media. My favorite part of what I can do on my device is send text messages within the Grid and talk on the phone through my device."
Humor, wit (and pushing his wife's buttons) are a few of the traits that make Ralph (a USA Veteran) who he is. Watch how he uses the wego 10W to make his wife laugh - the same way he did before ALS took away his ability to speak.
This sweet and happy little man is rocking his wego A speech device to help him better express himself. Since getting his wego, Luka has been able to show off his fun and funny personality while also getting many more of his daily needs met! He loves to use his wego to ask for his favorite snacks and his favorite show Corey Carson!
"We were delighted for the opportunity to explore AAC technology with our son Jimmy to help him develop his communication skills. It has long since been discussed as an opportunity with his SLPs, but this was the first time that we were able to take a device home and explore with him.
Our consultant Hillary was very knowledgeable and engaged with James right away during our initial consultation which made the process seem more fulfilling. I loved seeing him smiling and eager to participate. We were also grateful to receive provided lesson plans that encouraged us to work with him and his trial device at home. Since this technology is very new to me, having these resources were super valuable.
I definitely recommend Talk To Me Technologies and specifically their loan program for any parent interested in exploring AAC with their child."