New Implementation Tools

Posted on 2013-04-11 14:27:08 by Admin under News

We are proud to officially release the Implementation portion of our website! The Implementation site is broken down into different sections to help you easily find the content that will meet your needs. 

The file sharing section is a place for you to upload your files to share with others or download files users have shared on the site.

Another section I would like to introduce you to is Read It Once Again. Here you will find downloadable story-based curriculum and corresponding vocabulary to help develop communication and literacy skills. This month's story is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Check back monthly for a new story!

The News-2-You section is where you will find your downloadable weekly pages for your communication devices to complement the News-2-You curriculum!  Along with that, you will find your downloadable monthly instructional thematic units of study in the Unique Learning System section.

Finally, the Chat Corner is where you will find a variety of implementation tips and tools.  This is still a work in progress and additional content will be added, so be sure to check back from time to time.

We hope you find this information helpful and useful in implementing your Saltillo devices!


Benton and his Nova Chat 7 aka "Rocky"

Posted on 2013-04-04 10:37:31 by Admin under Success Stories

Meet Benton aka Mr. “B”. Benton is an eleven year old boy who has quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Benton’s life changed in Jan 2013 when he received his Nova Chat 7 which Benton named “Rocky”. For 11 years Benton only communicated by hand and face gestures. "I always knew that my son had a voice and never gave up", said Benton's mom. "We met with Mrs. Jill and Ms. Barbara over at Jill Tullman and Associates located in Colorado, and immediately started AAC therapy. Needless to say our lives changed forever. We tried many different devices, but Benton didn’t really take off until he tried the Nova Chat 7. It was a perfect fit".  Since Benton really doesn’t have much control over his arms and hands. Benton uses the scanning option on the Nova Chat 7. He has a head switch mounted to his head rest. He listens for his choices through a speaker and then uses his head to activate the Nova Chat 7. "Benton decided we would name the device 'Rocky' because when Benton has 'Rocky' skies are the limit and he is unstoppable. From the day it arrived it Benton has communicated almost everything. It has opened up a whole another world. Benton is totally a different child he now has such a vibrant outlook on life now that he can be able to speak through 'Rocky'. We would like to thank everyone who made this possible!"


NOVA Chat & NOVA Chat Editor 1.7.0 Software Update

Posted on 2013-04-02 09:45:34 by Admin under News

New Nova Chat software update 1.7.0 has been released and is available for download on our website.   This update adds the following features for your Nova Chat device:

  • Option to show icons in the Speech Display Bar
  • The camera option has been added to the Button Properties menu, allowing  you to take a picture and immediately add it to a button
  • The Speech Display Bar window can now be displayed at the bottom or top of the screen
  • Gestures have been added
  • Option to Show/Hide Icons on the buttons
  • Hide/Show Multiple Buttons at Once
  • Added Scanning option of Auto Restart On/Off

 

There is also an update 1.7.0 to the Nova Chat Editor available here.  It adds the following features:

  • Edit Mode indication is moved to Title Bar so that it doesn’t cover the buttons
  • The Speech Display Bar window can now be displayed at the bottom or top of the screen
  • Option to Show/Hide Icons on the buttons
  • Hide/Show Multiple Buttons at Once