Augmentative and Alternative Communication 

TASH Resolution on the Right to Communicate (excerpt):

Statement of Purpose

The right to communicate is both a basic human right and the means by which all other rights are realized. All people communicate, and are presumed to have an active interest in communicating their decisions and choices. In the name of fully realizing the guarantee of individual rights, we must ensure:

  • that all people have a means of communication which allows their fullest participation in the wider world; and

  • that their communication is heeded by others.

Where people lack an adequate communication system, they deserve to have others collaborate with them to discover and secure an appropriate system. No person should have this right denied because they have been diagnosed as having a particular disability. Access to effective means of communication is a free speech issue.

TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975,

Devices available
Go talk 4, 8, or 20+
Go talk 4, 8, or 20+

Has a range of programmable messages up to100 message capacity

2, 3 or 4 button communicator
2, 3 or 4 button communicator

Each button is recordable up to 20 seconds some have multiple levels

8, 16, or 32 communicator
8, 16, or 32 communicator

recordable up to 6 Levels with 192 three-second messages. Frame allows for easy changing of overlays.

One Step and Step by Step
One Step and Step by Step

Recordable devices one or more messages. device can record upto 2 minutes.

Talking brix
Talking brix

Connect these recordable devices to suit your students needs.

Cheap Talk 4 or Cheap Talk 8
Cheap Talk 4 or Cheap Talk 8

Use picture symbols with audio recordings for simple communication needs.

Communication wallet
Communication wallet

Made from velcro loop fabric, holds picture symbols

Picture symbol folder
Picture symbol folder

A velcro loop book. Holds many pictures. The uses are unlimited.

Go Board
Go Board

A recordable schedule strip.

Boardmaker
Boardmaker

Software for making picture symbol boards either for a device, folder, or picture symbol cards.

Picture This
Picture This

real vs. picture symbol, photos of everyday items.

iPad and Proloquo2go
iPad and Proloquo2go

Proloquo2go is a programmable communication app with unlimited uses.

Now

available for the i-Pad