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New 2.37 Update Now Available For Our Popular TouchChat® App And NovaChat’s Chat Software

Posted on 2022-06-20 09:32:49 by Admin under News

Take a few moments to update your TouchChat app or the Chat software on your NovaChat to the newest 2.37 version and experience the latest improvements to these powerful communication solutions.

 New 2.37 TouchChat App Feature:

Now available in the following versions of the app: Classic TouchChat, Classic TouchChat with WordPower®, TouchChat Discover, TouchChat HD, TouchChat HD with WordPower, and TouchChat HD Hebrew.

  • Darius, the first male adult African American English digital voice, has now been added to the Acapela suite of voices in the 2.37 update, giving augmentative communicators another diverse voice.

 New 2.37 Chat Software Features:

  • New Backup/Restore setting gives you the ability to back up all your user settings along with vocabularies, allowing you to restore them to the same device or transfer them to a different device quickly and easily.
  • Darius, the first male adult African American English digital voice, and Taylor, a female adult American English digital voice, have now been added to the Acapela suite of voices in the 2.37 update, giving augmentative communicators an even broader range of choices.

 Noteworthy Library Change:

  • WordPower25
    • Added core to category pages for easy access

 Learn More!


Check Out The New 11" Screen On Our Latest NovaChat® 10

Posted on 2022-06-13 09:37:52 by Admin under News

Designed for active, on-the-go communicators, the NovaChat 10 now boasts a generously sized 11" screen perfect for users with vision challenges and access needs. This popular, lightweight speech-generating device is better than ever with a variety of new features that elevate its performance to the next level!

 Exciting Upgrades to the Latest NovaChat 10

  • Larger 11" full HD 2560x1600 resolution screen for clearer, sharper images.
  • A simple double tap wakes the screen, making independent use easier for individuals who require different access to hardware buttons.
  • Tempered glass screen protector for added durability and performance.
  • Splash- and dust-resistant design exceeds industry requirements for protection against solids and liquids.
  • Single USB-C port for convenient charging of device and amp.
  • Small vibration via the haptic feedback function helps provide tactile input when making a selection.
  • Specs, with handle: Active Wrap - 11.5" L x 9" W x 1.9" D; Weighs: 2.7 lbs.; Classic Wrap - 2" L x 8.8" W x 1.8" D; Weighs 2.75 lbs.
  • Approximately 10 hours of battery life under continuous usage.
  • Wraps now available in black for timeless style.

Pre-loaded with the most comprehensive WordPower® Suite and a wide range of additional vocabularies, this portable speech-generating device offers solutions to fit different communication abilities and needs. Ask your local consultant for details and guidance on the suitability of the NovaChat 10 for the augmentative communicator in your life!

Special Note: The NovaChat 12 will be available for purchase through September 30, 2022. Questions? Please contact your local consultant.


Introducing A New Way To Learn!

Posted on 2022-05-03 14:08:09 by Admin under News

Experience PRC-Saltillo’s new AAC Learning Journey website and discover a great variety of resources including eLearning classes and live online instructor-led trainings. From parents looking for ways to help their augmentative communicator to clinicians, educators and other professionals committed to expanding their AAC knowledge, this website offers something for everyone with 24/7 access to invaluable educational resources.

 “PRC-Saltillo is loved in the AAC community for our exceptional training and clinical implementation resources,” commented Sarah Wilds, VP, Product & Service Development. “We’re excited about the launch of AAC Learning Journey as it provides even more opportunities for caregivers and clinicians to learn in different modalities and a schedule that’s right for them.”

 How to Get Started

  1. Go to aaclearningjourney.com and check out an overview of the resources available. With product trainings, implementation strategies and much more, you’ll find a variety of content ranging in length to accommodate your schedule.
  2. Upon selecting a course, you will be prompted to Enroll and either Sign In with your existing PRC-Saltillo account or Create an Account to complete course registration as well as to explore the entire course catalog from PRC-Saltillo.

 

 

Learn Your Way

Have an hour and want to learn about access methods in a free eLearning format? We’ve got you! Prefer to learn about topics led live by an instructor? No problem! You will discover a wide range of resources to suit your interests and time constraints with AAC Learning Journey.

  • Live or eLearning options
  • Expansive selection of free resources
  • Select courses qualify for ASHA CEUs, including many eLearning resources
  • Class durations that fit into your busy schedule
  • Beginner to advanced AAC topics
  • Learning plans with courses curated to build your knowledge

 Welcome to Your AAC Learning Journey

 Join Today to Start Learning AAC at Your Own Pace

Whether you’re totally new to AAC or a seasoned AAC professional, AAC Learning Journey is the online destination for you! With courses developed by experts in the AAC field, this website will quickly become your go-to for helpful information you can put into practice immediately to benefit the augmentative communicators in your life.

 Where are you going with AAC? Join today to begin your journey and discover all the places your growing knowledge will take you.


New Español Version of Popular WordPower25 Now Available

Posted on 2022-04-15 12:11:24 by Admin under News

Ideal for users at the beginning of their AAC journey or for individuals with motor or vision challenges, WordPower25 Español features a robust vocabulary in 25 buttons that align as closely as possible with the recently updated WordPower25 in English. 

Developed by Nancy L. Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP, WordPower25 Español is a perfect choice for bilingual families. Its core vocabulary is ideal for AAC users who may benefit from fewer and larger buttons on their screen as well as quick and easy access to the most commonly used words and phrases. 

WordPower25 Español makes it easy for speech-language pathologists, school staff, parents, and family members to navigate between the vocabularies, allowing seamless modeling in both languages while providing the user with more opportunities for social interaction in the language that’s most appropriate for any given situation. 

WordPower25 Español Also Includes a Variety of Literacy Supports

  • 25-location spelling page
  • Beginning books that help enhance early literacy
  • Phonics Español
  • Writing to apps (ESCRIBIR APLICACIONES)

 Learn More!  

WordPower® VocabulariesOffer Solutions for a Diverse Range of Users

These word-based AAC vocabulary files facilitate quick and easy language generation with high-frequency core words color coded into parts of speech (pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) that remain consistent for easy access. In addition to the new WordPower25 Español, this language system is also available in 20, 25 Touch & Scan, 42 Basic, 42, 48, 60 Basic, 60, 80, 108 with Keyboard, 108 Button Page Layout, and 140 Scan & Touch locations. A variety of Spanish and French options are available.