Creating a communication system for students with complex needs, especially those who are visually impaired or with multiple disabilities, can be challenging and time-consuming. TactileTalk Toolkit can help! It focuses on communication and literacy skills by combining tactile symbols with voice output.
Here’s how it works: Tangible symbols represent objects, activities, places, people and concepts, like a spoon for eating and bells for music. Several objects are organized on a transparent sheet with borders and other symbols made with a special tactile paint. These sheets function as overlays for an iPad screen, corresponding to preprogrammed pages in the GoTalk NOW App using the TactileTalk Communication Book. Students feel the object for reference and tap the screen for a corresponding voice output. For example, tapping the bells image to play “I’d like to listen to music”. An accompanying TactileTalk Guidebook helps you to integrate tangible symbols into the school day, and provides examples for using this product with students with various disabilities.
TactileTalk Toolkit Included Items:
- GoTalk NOW app
- TactileTalk in-app Communication Book
- 30 pre-made TactileTalk Overlays
- TactileTalk Guidebook.
TactileTalk Included Overlays:
Already have GoTalk NOW? TactileTalk Communication Book is available as an in-app purchase, and just give us a call to purchase the Overlays and Guidebook separately.
By Dr. Betsy Flener, Vision Specialist, in collaboration with Joni Nygard, AAC expert.
|Features||Includes GoTalk NOW app, TactileTalk in-app Communication Book, 30 pre-made TactileTalk Overlays, and TactileTalk Guidebook|