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New technology – Tongue drive system

It is always interesting to read about new developments in the technology sector. There is so much research being done to try and make life easier for disabled individuals, with technology such as eye control, head control and now ….tongue control. … Continue reading

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Eye control

Eye control, how does it work and why is it so good! An eye control system uses a  specialised camera to track the movement of your eye. The camera follows your pupil movement from a distance of up to 1 meter. … Continue reading

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Make me look cool, Mom!

Disabled children are often up in a wheelchair and find it difficult to integrate with classmates, who are running around, sitting on the floor and playing games on the playground. By making them cool, we draw their friends to them, … Continue reading

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Core words – what are they and why so important!

Core words are what we also call high frequency words. This means that, through extensive research of people’s natural speech it was found that 80% of  the  time we use the same basic “core words.”  This list of core words is made up of … Continue reading

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Graham Clarke

This is a story of inspiration for all parents, therapists and AAC users. Graham, who suffered a major stroke as a young man, refused to give up. Through his strong determination and the support from his parents Graham took the … Continue reading

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I can…

These are some of the video clips that I think of when I think of the words, “I can.” Isn’t it absolutely beautiful? If your child, sibling or parent loves dancing, why not go to dance classes and join in. You … Continue reading

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Seating course at Western Cape Rehab Centre (WCRC)

This is a course for therapists, assistants, nursing staff and doctors. Having just done this course in October. I would recommend it to anyone working with individuals who require any type of wheelchair. It is an extremely well run course … Continue reading

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AAC Student wish list

In my search around the topic of AAC I found this … a list of wishes from students who use augmentative and alternative communication. It made me think about my own responses and gave me a little more insight to … Continue reading

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