Using AAC Device Features to Enhance Teenager's Quality of LifeBy McAfoose, Linnea R.; Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 33-41
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Article discusses the use of the DynaVox 3100 (DynaVox Systems, LLC) by a 17-year-old honors student with athetoid cerebral palsy. A team of engineering and education specialists from DynaVox Systems collaborated with the student to help maximize her use of the device’s various features and accessories, all of which were designed to allow her to use a computer, telephone, and various electronic equipment in her home environment independently. The team also helped the student to improve her communication efficiency by utilizing the DynaVox’s environmental control and rate enhancement features. By using this technology, the student was given the opportunity to enhance her quality of life by learning to communicate effectively and efficiently, and to operate a number of different electronic devices.
Assistive Products Discussed: DYNAVOX 3100
Published by: Special Education Assistive Technology Center, Illinois State University (Website:http://www.seat.ilstu.org/)
Assistive Technology Industry Association (Web Site: http://www.atia.org. )
Link to text: http://www.atia.org/files/public/atobv1n1articleFIVE.pdf