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  • Guest Presenter Maureen C. Castillo, MA, CCC-SLP- Twin Powers Unite: AAC Core Words and Dolch Sight Words

    Don't miss our guest presenter Maureen C. Castillo, MA, CCC-SLP teach the online webinar "The Twin Powers Unite: AAC Core Words and Dolch Sight Words" on February 21st from 7-8pm ET. This training is FREE and will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

    The Twin Powers Unite: AAC Core Words and Dolch Sight Words Project was conducted to increase the learning of sight words for reading for a group of kindergarten and first grade students who have been identified by their teachers as needing extra support as well as the learning of core words for communication by a nonverbal student who communicates using a speech generating device. The twenty targeted words are both core words as well as sight words. The students in the project were paired so we could use peer mediated modeling and scripts were created so that adults could also model using the AAC device. Comment sheets and expansion activities were created to extend communicative functions. At the end of the project, students were able to take home their personal library of books with the modeling paths so parents can read with their child at home. All students made growth and learned words receptively, expressively and in context. The mastery ranged from 0 to 20. This model worked well for SLPS in the school setting, as it allows us to work on both core and sight words simultaneously through literacy.

    You can sign up for this training or any of our trainings here: http://touchchatapp.com/support/webinars 

  • Poetry by AAC device user Darryl Porter

    Nova Chat and TouchChat

    What's worst thing to a soul;

    Be silent; that's like a voice is in a prison.

    The gifts Nova Chat and TouchChat HD have come;

    Gave angelic voice to silent souls.

    It's like the sweetest sound of the Earth.

    Set their thoughts free; gifts put their thoughts

    Into words. Their words could be inspiring to souls.

    The NovaChat and TouchChat have expanded Soul's world.

  • What's New in TouchChat 2.5.0?

    TouchChat 2.5.0 was released over the weekend with the following features:

    - New WordPower 48 Español Basic vocab file
    - New WordPower 108 with Keyboard vocab file
    - Button Navigation icons (arrows) can now be hidden
    - Page load performance has been improved

    To update your TouchChat App from the device, tap on App Store > Updates.  Find TouchChat under the available updates and tap Update.

    Be sure to update your Chat Editor as well.  Open Chat Editor and click on Help > Check Online for New Version.  When prompted, download and install Chat Editor 2.5.

  • What's new in TouchChat version 2.4.0?

    TouchChat 2.4.0 was released over the weekend with the following features:

    - Aphasia vocabulary added (English)
    - All English and Spanish vocabulary files updated
    - Additional symbols and symbol categories 
    - Take a Photo action now saves photo to user's photos
    - Word Finder updated for more accurate search results
    - Improved Hebrew TTS and dictionary updated
    - Improved symbol browsing performance
    - Miscellaneous bugs fixed
    - Stability improvements
    - Performance improvements

  • TouchChat 2.3.0 is here!

    TouchChat 2.3.0 was released today with the following new features:

     - WordPower 60 Basic was added to the WordPower files
     - iPad Pro® is now supported at full screen resolution
     - User can now save/load profiles in the Settings menu
     - Menu passcode now available in Settings to lock user out of the TouchChat Menu
     - Miscellaneous bugs have been fixed

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