Friday, July 17, 2009

iPhone App: When You Have Difficulty Speaking

We've all heard about the numerous iPhone apps that are mindless distractions, keep us organized or productive, offer us 24/7 Twitter access or help us learn new languages. New iPhone/iPod Touch apps are released daily ("There's an app for that!") for every imaginable purpose.

Well, what do you do if you are someone who has difficulty speaking due to ALS, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism,or Down Syndrome? Yes, there's even an app for that! Augmentative Communication devices can cost thousands of dollars. Proloquo2Go is a $150 app that works with any iPhone or iPod Touch and makes communication possible. The enormous smile on the face of this 20 year old college student who sustained a Traumatic Brain injury as a result of a car accident belies the importance of the Proloquo2Go app. Watch this video to learn more.

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