Last fall, I told you how one of my family members was using an iPad and some apps as he recovered from a stroke. There are a lot of people, like George, who are non-verbal or speech-impaired due to a neurological disorder or brain trauma. There have been many approaches to helping them communicate, and TalkingTILES from Mozzaz is using mobile technology to give these people a voice. TalkingTILES was developed in conjunction with researchers, practitioners, and families, and this application is available for iOS and Android now and soon for Microsoft Windows 8 and BlackBerry. The app allows the user to express thoughts and needs, and its speech pages can be programmed remotely by the therapist. There’s access to a Cloud-based “library of more than 50,000 symbols and words in over 30 different languages, accents and voices.” The app is free to professionals, and there are subscription-based plans for clients. Go to the TalkingTILES web page to learn how it can impact the life of someone you know, and download a free trial of TalkingTILES.
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