Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Augmentative Communication Device

Nathan's communication world has opened so much with his new PRC Accent 1000.   He can tell us when he is thirsty, hungry, tired, wants to play a particular game, etc.  He can also identify all the animals by their sounds, choose and identify colors, choose people by name...and the list goes on and on.  Nathan is also learning to spell words right now.  So far we have: Nathan, red, blue, green and Jesus.  We are so proud of him and he is so proud of himself!  We knew he understood so much of what we said but now we have confirmation that he truly does!  We love that our little boy can truly express himself and communicate so well with us now.  We are still working on his verbal skills and will continue too...planning that one day he will be completely verbal.  For now and as a tool to get us their his PRC Accent 1000 is incredible.

A few have asked about easily attainable communication programs.  There are several apps for the iPad, some free trial and some more pricy, that are a great place to start.  We let Nathan "get his feet wet" for a short time with some of these programs before we went with his own dedicated device.  A few specific ones are Sono Flex (the lite version is free but will only take you so far), Sounding Board, and Go Talk Now (this is the one Nathan used the most).  Most of them take a little set up but they are easily once you get the hang of it.

1 comment:

  1. Praise God!!! So excited bout this, Nathan! We love y'all!!!