The DYnamic Therapy Associates Blog
I know, I know, it's a PECS system...but actually it's a LOT more. As I may have mentioned before, I'm really a high tech kind of person so I walked past the Proxtalker booth many times over the past few years. A quick glance told me all I needed to know- it's a PECS system with a bunch of little cards that would make me and my kids crazy. Okay, so I was wrong. Today we had the pleasure of having Glen Dobbs come out to our office to meet us and show us his Proxtalker and ProxPAD. We have recently reconsidered the Proxtalker and ProxPAD as we began working with more children with visual impairments. The possibility of putting tactile symbols on a voice output system is intriguing. After seeing both the Proxtalker and ProxPAD in action, I agree that it's pretty powerful for these folks, but I was pleasantly surprised at the other features these devices offered for many of our other patients.
What I Liked:
Wish List: (What we would love to see)
Here's a video where you can see the Proxtalker in action, hear Glen's explanation and watch them drive it over with a truck!
About the Author: I am a SLP who has the distinct fortune of having a job that is also my passion. I have been an AAC Specialist for almost 25 years in schools and my private clinic. I currently own Dynamic Therapy with my husband, Chuck (also of 25 years) who is my business partner and enabler. We have a wonderful staff of SLPs & AAC Specialists who work with us to help our patients. I hope you find my blog helpful as you join me in our journey with our unique and amazing friends! Vicki Clarke, MS CCC-SLP