Does anyone here use or have children who use one of these AAC devices? If so, which one and what do you think of it? Thank you!
My son has a Tobii and loves it. He has Apraxia and has had an augmentative device for a long time. His first program was Touch Chat and that seemed limited with how the next steps of communication were done in the program. The tobii is not glitchy in my opinion.
My son tries to speak first and if someone does not understand, then we say, "Go to your ipad and tell us that way." He does not get frustrated ( as I truly believe he understands the value of communication).
The Tobii gives him the necessary ability if he is not speaking the word or words correctly to do so. For pictures on the program, we only use Character pictures not real photos as he would become obsessive with the people pictures, so we decided to use across the board one form and not doing real pictures for some things and Character pictures for other thing.
I had to really research for my self the programs and then discuss them with the school staff. Since they knew him in one capacity and I knew him in another it was necessary for me to really do my homework first to make the best fit. Good luck!
We have the Nova Chat. It’s ok, fairly easy to navigate. My nonverbal son seems to like it & is gradually learning to use it. If you have any specific questions, just ask.
We use communication apps on ipad Quick Talk AAC
My son has a tobii but he doesn't like to use it other than speech sessions..he is verbal but qualified for a device due to being able to get more "out" when provided with visuals, everyone was hoping a device with specific topic pages would help him increase communication and vocabulary use... I haven't been the best at keeping him going with it, but I do like the system. I don't have experience with the Nova Chat.. but do have with the Accent and I say stay away from that one, no user friendly at all! It may be because its the one I was first introduced to but I really like the ease all around of proloqou on an iPad..