English/Spanish America NovaChat devices is now available for an additional cost. The device contains all of the original English Vocabulary files and the English/Spanish America Vocabulary Files below.
Important Note: Only one synthesizer must be chosen at time of purchase for the English/Spanish America systems. If Acapela is chosen instead of Ivona, there will be an additional charge and you must choose whether you would like a male or female voice.
Spanish Acapela voice options include:
- Antonio (Adult Male ESP)
- Rodrigo: (Adult Male, USA)
- Maria (Adult Female, ESP)
- Rosa (Adult Female, USA)
- Valeria (Female Child, North American Spanish)
- Emilio (Male Child, North American Spanish)
- Valeria (Female Child, Bilingual English/Spanish)
- Emilio (Male Child, Bilingual English/Spanish)
Spanish Ivona voice options include:
- Conchita (Adulta Femenina, ESP)
- Enrique ( Adulto Masculino, ESP)
- Miguel (Adulto Masculino, USA)
- Penelope (Adulta Femenina, USA)
The following Spanish/Amercia Vocabulary Files are included:
MultiChat 15 Spanish – MultiChat 15 Spanish is the student version developed for the 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 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 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.
Teclado is a Spanish keyboard.
Sin sintaxis 4x4 English & Spanish consists of categories of words with a symbol on each button. This file is intended for children without the ability to construct sentences yet.
Sintaxis 4x5 English & Spanish is intended for children that are beginning to create simple sentences. Each page contains 20 buttons of words with a picture. Words are organized into categories with some core words for creating beginning sentences.
WordPower 48 Español is an AAC vocabulary created for the NovaChat devices. Designed to be intuitive and easy to use, WordPower Español meets the communication needs of a wide group of individuals in Spanish speaking cultures. The vocabulary includes easy to access basic communication for beginning communicators, as well as sophisticated language and grammar for individuals with advanced cognitive and linguistic abilities.
WordPower48 Español Basico
WordPower48 Español Basico is a new addition to the WordPower Español vocabularies. It was designed with early language learners in mind, providing ample picture support and novel structures to facilitate expressive language development. Core vocabulary is embedded within the category and activity pages, allowing easy generation of language from the main core page as well as within tropic-based pages. Core words remain consistent in terms of placement and access, providing a natural bridge between core and fringe words.
WordPower60 Español Básico
WordPower60 Español Básico is a new addition to the WordPower Español vocabularies, and it is comparable in terms of content and design to the English WordPower60 Basic vocabulary. It was designed with early language learners in mind, providing ample picture support and novel structures to facilitate expressive language development. Core vocabulary is embedded within the category and activity pages, allowing easy generation of language from the main core page as well as within tropic-based pages. Core words remain consistent in terms of placement and access, providing a natural bridge between core and fringe words. Early literacy is enhanced through the use of pages designed around several popular children’s books. A low-tech communication board is included within the vocabulary file that can be printed as an alternative communication support.