Practice Conversations with Chat Bot Artificial Intelligence (AI).
For a person with disabilities, practicing language and social skills many times comes in the confines of a therapy office or class where it’s rehearsed or p...
NIH research delivers promising results for non-verbal children with autism using Video-Assisted Speech Therapy (VAST)
Innovative technology from Bay Area developers’ iTherapy, LLC improved participants’ functional language abilities and social skills after seven weeks
VAST Speech Series - Assisted Speech Therapy |Closing The Gap
VAST is the simplest and most effective way to learn how to talk for yourself. Simple and highly effective, almost unbelievably so. It is well known that individuals with autism often struggle to look at faces, which provide the visual cues necessary to produce motor speech. Vido-Assisted Speech Therapy ()VAST) uses a combination of video modeling and auditory
Go Board - AAC for the Classroom: light blue: (communication for autism)
Give your students a way to let classroom staff know where they want to go. Simply put the Go Board on the door (every door in the school or clinic) and point to desired location and/or have students point to their destination. An affordable electronic version is available in the iTunes App Store ht...
InnerVoice AAC App - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads
There are dozens of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) apps available on the market. I wrote about one example of one app on Tuesday. Yet another option is the InnerVoice AAC App. According to their website, “InnerVoice is the simplest and most engaging way to learn communication skills.” It is a simple-to-use communication tool that […]
InnerVoice is Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Improve Communication
Superheroes, puppies, AI -- and selfies -- are helping people with speech and language challenges become successful communicators
Superheroes, puppies, hippos - and AI - are helping children with disabilities bridge language gaps
How did you learn to talk?Probably something like this: Your infant brain, a hotbed of neurological activity, picked up on your parents’ speech tones and fac...
InnerVoice AI: Visual Language for Communication
A Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant winner, InnerVoice now features exciting new Azure artificial intelligence technology -- which is designed to help all...
InnerVoice combines facial expressions, emotions, tone-of-voice, written words, and actions with speech, providing a complete multi-sensory learning experience |Closing The Gap
What’s in a Face? Around 100,000 years ago, humans developed spoken language. Speech allowed people to share complex information about people, places, or abstract ideas in a highly efficient way. Spoken words aren’t the only part of communication, though. Eye gaze, body language, gestures, vocalizations, and facial expressions