Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) for ASD
Speech Generating Devices
Speech Generating Devices (SGD) or Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCA) are portable electronic devices that allow people using them to create a message and produce speech. These methods of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are used as a communication system for people with little or no speech. They can assist both language comprehension and expression, helping to enable communication access for all.
There are many types of SGDs and VOCAs which include the following:
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Avaz AAC is an augmentative and alternative communication app that empowers children & adults having speech-related disabilities with a voice of their own. A fully-featured speech app that also includes a training module for new AAC users & caregivers. Avaz is a picture and text-based AAC app that empowers children and adults with complex communication needs to express themselves and learn.
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AbleNet QuickTalker FT 23; A Portable Dedicated Speech generating Device
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Mobi 2 Intelligaze is a Windows based communication device with a 12 inch touch screen and an eye-gaze camera. It runs the Grid 3 and Mind Express communication software. Environmental control and computer functions are possible. Access methods include direct, switch, mouse and mouse emulators, head tracking and eye-gaze. It offers telecommunication options.
The Tellus 5 is a speech generating device with a 13.3 inch screen. It runs the Grid 3 and Mind Express communication software. It has a built environmental control unit. Access methods include direct touch, switch access and mouse emulation. Eye gaze is possible with the Tellus5 IntelliGaze device which is identical to the Tellus 5 but with an additional eye gaze camera.
The PowerBox MOTION Access is a rugged Windows 7 based tablet AAC speech generating device which provides switch access, environment control, and mounting possibilities. It runs the Grid 3 communication software which includes symbol and text based communication page sets. It provides access to standard computer functions, SMS, and internet. It includes in-built cameras
Tobii Dynavox I Plus range includes 12 and 15 inch Speech Generating Devices designed for eye-gaze access. Several other access methods are also possible. They run the Communicator 5 or Compass communication software which offer a range of symbol and text-based communication pages. They have phone, WiFi, standard computer and environmental control capabilities
The Tobii Dynavox T7
7 inch touch screen speech generating device with dynamic display. It allows access via direct touch, switch scanning with auditory feedback, mouse and keyboard. It runs the The Tobii Dynavox Compass with PODD software which offers a range of symbol and text based as well as visual scenes communication pages
Ablenet TalkingBrix Multi-Message Speech generating Device; Multi-Message Communicator
The Grid Pad Pro is an 11.6 inch touch screen speech generating device. It runs the Grid 3 communication software which offers a range customisable symbols and text communication page sets. It includes multiple access options, built-in environmental control, computer access and WiFi connectivity. It is suitable for mounting and a rugged case is integrated into the design
The Tobii Dynavox I-110 is a touch screen speech generating device. Messages can be composed by spelling and/or using whole words and symbols. It can be accessed directly (touch screen), through switch and scanning, joystick, or mouse. Inbuilt infrared technology allows access to a computer and operation infrared ECU. Comes with a full range of communication software solutions pre-installed, including Snap + Core First, Communicator 5, Snap Scene, Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL), and the Boardmaker Student Center app.
The NOVA Chat devices are lightweight touchscreen Speech Generating Devices which use synthesised voice output. They use the Chat communication software on an Android platform. They offer a range of symbol and text-based communication page sets. They allow direct and switch access. They may connect to WiFi and allow for internet access
The Smart 3 is a portable speech generating device with a 4.3 inch touch screen. It runs the Mind Express 4 communication software which provides symbol and spelling based communication page sets. It is designed to be accessed via direct touch or a stylus. It may be used to make phone calls when connected to a compatible mobile phone. It has a built-in camera and infrared module.
The Tobii Dynavox Indi is a touch screen speech generating device. Messages can be composed by spelling and/or using whole words and symbols. It can be accessed directly (touch screen) with a keyguard, through switch and scanning, mouse or alternative mice (e.g. joystick or head mouse). Inbuilt infrared technology allows access to a computer and operation infrared ECU. Comes pre-installed with SnapTM + Core First or Communicator 5.