Standard Vocabulary Files

AACelerate with myVoice

AACelerate with myVoice is a unique new suite of AAC vocabulary sets for the Chat family targeting the communication needs of a broad spectrum of individuals. This collection, which is intuitively woven into several different core vocabulary sets and phrase-based sets, incorporates the AAC vocabulary research of Dr. David Beukelman, Dr. Diane Bryen and Barbara Collier.

The AACelerate suite includes the myCore and myQuickChat vocabulary files.

myCore

 

myCore is a combination of core and phrase based vocabulary geared toward individuals with literacy skills.

myCore is available for the ALT-Chat and Nova Chat devices.

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myQuickChat

 

myQuickChat is an introductory communication system geared toward individuals with complex communication needs. it offers a high frequency, phrase-based communication system in an easy-to-use, yet very engaging format. The progressive system offers a variety of topics for everyday needs and conversation and provides immediate and more successful communication exchanges within a variety of settings. myQuickChat is available for both children and adults in 4, 8 and 12 locations, each with an identical 16 location Support Master Home Page.

myQuickChat is included with the ChatPC-Silk, NOVA chat and ALT-Chat devices.

ChatPower

ChatPower is a word-based vocabulary that is used to create sentences 'on the fly.'  ChatPower was developed by Nancy L. Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP specifically for the NOVA chat.  Nancy is widely known in the field of AAC for her work in developing, implementing and teaching word-based vocabulary programs. 

ChatPower uses high-frequency core words to facilitate quick and easy sentence generation.  It also includes nouns and adjectives that are organized in logical categories.  Grammatical word classes have been included.  As a sentence is being built, you often find that the next word you want to say can be spoken with one or two button presses.  A spelling/word prediction page is used to spell words that are not included in the vocabulary set.

Being a word-based vocabulary, ChatPower can be used by a wide age group.  Nouns, adjectives and verbs can be added and customized to meet the particular needs of the individual.  Literacy skills are necessary to use ChatPower, as picture support has only been provided for picture producing words. 

ChatPower is provided in a 20, 24, 30, 42, 48 and 80 button page layout.

ChatPower20 Simply incorporates carrier phrases with core words for quick and easy language generation and therefore, could be called a “hybrid,” because it can be used primarily as a phrase-based system, or as a word-based system.  It was designed for users with motor disabilities and access issues, those with vision impairment that need large cells and print, cognitively and severely language disabled individuals who benefit from phrases to assist with quick language generation, and those who have scanning access needs.

ChatPower24 is a word-based vocabulary that allows for easy intuitive communication.  The program has been designed specifically for this portable and readily available platform.  It is a generative language system that will be familiar to those using WordPower on other systems, and easy to learn for new users.

ChatPower24 with Phrases is also a word-based vocabulary program, but phrases and sentences starters have been incorporated in order to make language generation easier for those that may have difficulty with a word-based program.  Core language and category-based words are included in this program.

ChatPower30 is a modified version of ChatPower24, but it includes an extra column on every page. The extra column includes designated buttons for clear, delete word, smart period, and plural –s. It is a word-based vocabulary that was designed to be an easy and intuitive generative language system. This vocabulary is configured to work with a keyguard.

ChatPower42 is a word-based vocabulary that allows for easy and intuitive communication.  ChatPower42 is a generative language system that will be familiar to those using WordPower on other systems, and easy to learn for new users.

ChatPower42 Basic is a simplified version of ChatPower42.  This word-based system remains rich in core vocabulary, and it may be appropriate for beginning users or those that need a more basic vocabulary design.  It is designed to make communication fast and easy.

ChatPower 48 is a modified version of ChatPower42, but it includes an extra column on every page.  The extra column includes designated buttons for clear, smart period, delete word, and plural –s.   It is a word-based vocabulary that was designed to be an easy and intuitive generative language system. 

ChatPower 80 is a vocabulary consisting of high frequency core words, spelling and word prediction, all on the main page.  It also includes the category-based pages contained in all other versions of the vocabulary.  With this setup, the user can use core words in the same sentences without moving to a separate page to spell.  This vocabulary is configured to work with a keyguard.

                

 

 

English/Spanish America for Nova Chat

English/Spanish America NOVA chat’s are now available for an additional $200.  The NOVA Chat contains all of the original English Vocabulary files and 6 English/Spanish America Vocabulary Files.

The following Spanish/Amercia Vocabulary Files are included:

MultiChat 15 Spanish – MultiChat 15 Spanish is the student version developed for the Nova Chat devices.   This Spanish version is very similar to the English MultiChat 15 Student file.  However, due to the differences in the two languages some changes have been made to try to accurately represent each language.  For example, Spanish nouns have a gender (masculine or feminine) whereas English nouns do not.  In addition, Spanish has a number of different ways to use articles such as “the” that are not consistent with English.  The MulitChat 15 Spanish file is developed to be universal so that it is appropriate for many Spanish speakers.  Therefore, definitely take advantage of the editing capability to make regional specifications.

MultiChat 15 Bilingual – This vocabulary file is exactly the same as the MultiChat 15 Spanish file except that the label on the buttons has both the English and Spanish word.  Please note, when the Nova device speaks the word and/or phrases, it is only spoken in Spanish.

Vocab PC is a direct translation of the English version.  VocabPC was designed by Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP, for adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Vocabulary in VocabPC is arranged as carrier phrases, interactive sentences, activity vocabulary and naming words. VocabPC uses a 12 location page layout.

Tecado is a Spanish keyboard.

Sin sintaxis 4x4 English & Spanish


Sintaxis 4x5 English & Spanish

 

 

Essence

Essence is the first commercial offering of the Essence family of vocabulary programs developed by Prentke Romich Company. This new series is specifically designed for adults with acquired speech disorders. The heart of the Essence vocabulary consists of a spelling keyboard with word prediction that also allows quick access to hundreds of commonly used phrases and sentences.

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The home page of Essence contains a spelling keyboard. If one starts to spell a word, the word prediction area expands to offer up to nine predicted words at a time. Morphology buttons allow you to change word forms with a single button press.

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The home page also contains quick links to pages of commonly used phrases for communicating with those you regularly interact within your family and community. Other pages contain commonly used vocabulary that may be needed for a visit to the doctor, using public transportation, going out to eat, etc. Each page is completely customizable to meet the specific vocabulary needs of each individual. Essence has been adapted to take advantage of the unique features of the ALT-Chat & NOVA chat. This program takes advantage of the Saltillo's word prediction program which gives the option of a 10,000, 30,000 or 60,000 word prediction engine. The visual scene capabilities allow photos to easily be imported to assist in telling a story.

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The portability of the ALT-Chat and NOVA chat along with the vocabulary of Essence combine to create a communication solution that can be taken wherever you go - and contain the vocabulary to engage people when you get there.

Essence is included with the ALT-Chat & NOVA chat device.

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German Vocabulary Files

Saltillo Corporation and Prentke Romich Deutschland are proud to announce the release of German ChatPC systems.  Visit PRD's website for details at http://www.prentke-romich.de//122-0-chattalker.html & http://www.prentke-romich.de//415-0-chatpc.html

4 different vocabulary options have been provided.  Below are the opening screens of each:

MultiChat 15

MultiChat 15 was created for school-aged individuals with emerging language skills. There are multiple forms of communication available in this program: sentences, phrases, individual words, recordings for story-telling and visual scenes. Also included are interactive play and reading pages, social pages and a News-2-You starter page for the weekly newspaper's vocabulary. There are symbols on every button with the exclusion of several core words.

                   

MultiChat 15 for NOVA chat

MultiChat 15 is offered in a Student, Adolescent and Adult version of NOVA chat.  There are multiple forms of communication available in this program; sentences, phrases, individual words, recordings for story-telling and visual scenes. Also included are interactive play and reading pages, social pages and a News-2-You starter page for the weekly newspaper's vocabulary.  There are symbols on every button with the exclusion of several core words.

  MultiChat 15 Adult 

    

        MultiChat 15 Adolescent

 

                                                                                                  MultiChat 15 Student                

  

PalmChat

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Palmchat is a word-based vocabulary that is used to create sentences “on the fly.” PalmChat was developed by Nancy L. Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP and Janet S. Lehr, M.S., CCC-SLP, both who are widely known for their work in developing, implementing and teaching word-based vocabulary programs.

PalmChat uses high-frequency core words to facilitate quick and easy sentence generation. It also includes nouns and adjectives that are organized in logical categories. All grammatical word classes have been included. As a sentence is being built, you often find that the next word you want to say can be spoken with one or two button presses. A “grammar” key is used to provide morphological endings to verbs, nouns and adjectives. A spelling/word prediction page is used to spell words that are not included in the vocabulary set.

Being a word-based vocabulary, PalmChat can be used by a wide age group. Nouns, adjectives and verbs can be added and customized to meet the particular needs of the individual. Literacy skills are necessary to use PalmChat, as picture support has only been provided for picture producing words. PalmChat uses a 30 location page layout in ChatPC-4 and ChatPC-Silk. A 36 location layout is used in ALT-Chat.

PalmChat™ is included with the ChatPC-4, ChatPC-Silk, and ALT-Chat devices.

 

Spanish Vocab Files

The following Vocabulary Files in both English and Spanish are provided:

Note:  specify the Spanish option at time of purchase to receive these files

VocabPC

Sin Sintaxis

Sintaxis

Teclado

VocabPC

 

VocabPC was designed by Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP, for adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Vocabulary in VocabPC is arranged as carrier phrases, interactive sentences, activity vocabulary and naming words. VocabPC uses a 12 location page layout. The included manual contains customizing hints, teaching strategies, flashcards and vocabulary documentation.

VocabPC is included with the ChatPC-4, ChatPC-Silk, NOVA chat and ALT-Chat devices.

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