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Disability Specific: Autism


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New SignAutism Today provides a convenient page for ordering “Go Talk Pocket” a device that may help bridge that gap of non-verbal communication. “Go Talk Pocket” is a small convenient hand held device that allows persons with speech impairments, the opportunity to vocalize their thoughts. Communication can be a challenge for persons with disabilities. Bridging the gap of non-verbal communication can offer such a reward for individuals with speech impediments. “GO Talk Pocket” is great for persons with minimal speech impediment, to persons who are completely mute. The device allows more effective communication, and may help eliminate some undesirable behaviors. What’s so great about “Go Talk Pocket” is it is easy to carry and very accessible. “Go Talk Pocket” works by easily inserting pictures that with little difficulty can be switched out for other pictures and the voice will say the word or phrase associated with the pictures. It is similar in size and shape to a PDA or cell phone making it sociably acceptable. The device may also inspire individuals to speak by associating the picture to the words. Ordering “Go Talk Pocket” is simple. Follow one of the links and place your order for the device.

Detailed instructions of how to operate “Go Talk Pocket” can be accessed as a manual.

Ordering “Go Talk Pocket” is simple and the device is conveniently inexpensive.


Closing the Gap offers the Hospital Communication Board: for Adults by Stillwater Speech. A communication board for a hospitalized adult. This board allows the patient to describe feelings, make simple requests, and answer yes or no questions. This board is suitable for adults with autism, aphasia, developmental disabilities, or other neurological disorders


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