Augmentative Communication

Augmentative Communication (also known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication or AAC for short) is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.

At Assistech we carry a good selection of AAC devices to make communication easier for individuals who are mute or speech-impaired.

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BIGmack Communicator for Persons with Speech or Language Disorders (451021)

The BIGmack Communicator is a great dual-purpose aid for those who have speech or language disorders, the blind or low vision, or those with mobility difficulties. Record a message (up to 2 minutes long), and the user can simply touch the oversized 5-inch activation surface to play the message back, allowing communication with teachers, caregivers, etc. The BIGmack also may be connected to compatible toys or appliances via the included cable and used as a large, easy-to-operate on/off switch, allowing the user to live more independently. Ideal for students needing a larger target area because of motor, visual or cognitive impairments. It's also the perfect communication tool for beginning communicators.

The package includes: toy/appliance cable; interchangeable colored switch tops in red, yellow, green and blue; a clear plastic protective switch cap; instruction manuals in English, Spanish, French and German. Uses one 9V battery (not included). One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty. Measures 2.5 inch H x 6.5 inch L x 6.5 inch W.

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Features:

  • Record a message for easy playback
  • Use as an on/off switch for toys and appliances
  • Large 5-inch button surface for easy activation
  • Digital sound with up to 2 minutes recording time
  • Includes 4 colored tops and toy/appliance cable
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$157.95
GoTalk 20+ Speech-Generating Device (GT20)

GoTalk 20+ is lightweight and rugged, like all GoTalks, and now has a 100 message capacity (20 keys, each 1-inch square, and five recording levels). PLUS five “core messages” which stay the same on each level so you don’t need to re-record essential messages for each level.

GoTalk provides fantastic sound with volume control, easy sequential recording, quick level erase, built-in overlay storage, record lock, and level lock. It’s a GoTalk so it’s easy-to-use and affordably priced!

GoTalk 20+ is 9 inches x 12 inches x 1 1/8 inches (approx. 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm x 2.85 cm) and weighs only 23 oz. (652 grams). Requires 2 AA batteries (included). Two-year warranty.

To learn more about the GoTalk 20+ download the User Guide or watch the video demo.

 

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Features:

  • 20 message keys
  • 5 recording levels
  • 100 message capacity
  • 15 minute recording time
  • 5 core messages
  • Great sound quality
  • Built-in overlay storage
  • Faster record and erase

Overlay Software Option

Overlay software

Creating overlays is easy with GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over 4500 Imagine Symbols and photos. You can also use an integrated online image search feature or use your own digital photos and images in any overlay. Overlay cells contain multiple images and text boxes. Editing features let you change color, size, and font of text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it’s easy to email overlays to others. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalk devices. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer using standard paper sizes.

 

#GT20 GoTalk 20+
#GT20S GoTalk 20+ with Overlay Software

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$199.00
GoTalk 32+ Speech-Generating Device (GT032)

The GoTalk 32+ is a speech-generating device for individuals who are speech-impaired. It has five levels, giving the user 163 message capacity. The message keys record for 8 seconds and the core vocabulary keys record for 17 seconds. It also has a quick record feature, volume control, a built-in handle and keyguard, an overlay storage compartment, and instructions printed on the back.

The GoTalk 32+ includes a FREE shoulder strap! Also includes 2 AA batteries. Size: 14.25 inches x 10 inches x 1.625 inches (approx. 36.2 cm x 25.4 cm x 4.12 cm). Weight: 2 pounds, 1 oz. (approx. 935 grams). Recording time: over 27 minutes. Two-year warranty.

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Features:

  • Quick record feature
  • Message key records 10 seconds
  • Core vocabulary keys record 17 seconds
  • Volume control
  • Five levels
  • 163 message capacity
  • Built-in handle
  • Built-in keyguard
  • Level lock
  • Record lock
  • Overlay storage comparment
  • Instructions on the back
  • Uses 2 AA batteries (included)

Overlay Software Option

Overlay software

Creating overlays is easy with GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over 4500 Imagine Symbols and photos. You can also use an integrated online image search feature or use your own digital photos and images in any overlay. Overlay cells contain multiple images and text boxes. Editing features let you change color, size, and font of text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it’s easy to email overlays to others. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalk devices. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer using standard paper sizes.

 

#GT032 GoTalk 32+
#GT032S GoTalk 32+ with Overlay Software

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$229.00
$299.00
GoTalk 4+ Speech-Generating Device (GT04)

GoTalk 4+ is lightweight and rugged, like all GoTalks, and has a 20 message capacity (4 large keys, each 3 inch square, and five recording levels). PLUS two “core messages” that remain constant when you change levels. Great for essentials, like “Hello” or “All done.”

GoTalk provides fantastic sound with volume control, easy sequential recording, quick level erase, built-in overlay storage, record lock, and level lock. It’s a GoTalk so it’s easy-to-use and affordably priced!

GoTalk 4+ is 9 inches x 12 inches x 1 1/8 inches (approx. 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm x 2.85 cm) and weighs 23 oz. (652 grams). Requires 2 AA batteries (included). Two-year warranty.

To learn more about the GoTalk 4+ download the User Guide.

 

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Features:

  • 4 message keys
  • 5 recording levels
  • 22 message capacity
  • 4.5 minute recording time
  • 2 core messages
  • Great sound quality
  • Built-in overlay storage
  • Faster record and erase

Overlay Software Option

Overlay software

Creating overlays is easy with GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over 4500 Imagine Symbols and photos. You can also use an integrated online image search feature or use your own digital photos and images in any overlay. Overlay cells contain multiple images and text boxes. Editing features let you change color, size, and font of text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it’s easy to email overlays to others. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalk devices. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer using standard paper sizes.

 

#GT04 GoTalk 4+
#GT04S GoTalk 4+ with Overlay Software

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$159.00
$179.00
GoTalk 9+ Speech-Generating Device (GT09)

GoTalk 9+ is lightweight and rugged, like all GoTalks, and has a 45 message capacity (9 keys and five recording levels), plus three “core messages” which stay the same on each level so you don’t need to re-record essential messages for each level.

GoTalk provides fantastic sound with volume control, easy sequential recording, quick level erase, built-in overlay storage, record lock, and level lock. It’s a GoTalk so it’s easy-to-use and affordably priced!

GoTalk 9+ is 9 inches x 12 inches x 1-1/8 inches (approx. 23 cm x 30.5 cm x 2.85 cm) and weighs 23 oz. (652 grams). Runs on 2 AA batteries (included). Two-year warranty.

To learn more about the GoTalk 9+ download the User Guide or watch the video demo.

 

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Features:

  • 9 message keys
  • 5 recording levels
  • 45 message capacity
  • 9 minute recording time
  • 3 core messages
  • Great sound quality
  • Built-in overlay storage
  • Faster record and erase

Overlay Software Option

Overlay software

Creating overlays is easy with GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over 4500 Imagine Symbols and photos. You can also use an integrated online image search feature or use your own digital photos and images in any overlay. Overlay cells contain multiple images and text boxes. Editing features let you change color, size, and font of text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it’s easy to email overlays to others. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalk devices. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer using standard paper sizes.

 

#GT09 GoTalk 9+
#GT09S GoTalk 9+ with GoTalk Overlay Software

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$179.00
$199.00
GoTalk Express 32 Shoulder Strap (GTESR)

This durable, adjustable shoulder strap is a convenient accessory for the GoTalk Express 32 Speech-Generating Device (sold separately). Allows the GoTalk Express to be carried around hands-free and keeps it handy for when it is needed.

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$29.00
GoTalk Express 32 Speech-Generating Device (GTE32)

The GoTalk Express 32 is easy to use yet powerful; an ideal bridge between low-tech and dynamic display communication tools. Like all GoTalks, the Express 32 is rugged, attractive, and boasts great sound quality. It has some additional features such as surround-message LEDs for visual prompts, an option to add a 1.5 second auditory cue to any message, and the remarkable ability to seamlessly play multiple messages in sequence! Plus, the GoTalk Express is a fully functional scanning device, ideal for beginning or experienced communicators alike!

You can play multiple messages in sequence! Choose between two methods of operation: Standard and Express. The Standard method works like any GoTalk—touch a message key and it talks. With the Express method, users can link messages together to play in sequence. For example:

“I would like”
“spaghetti and meatballs”
“for lunch today”
“Thank you very much”

These messages will play seamlessly in the order selected to simulate typical conversation. Users can easily edit their recorded “expressions,” plus save one long term. Both Standard and Express operations are available in scanning mode.

The GoTalk Express 32 includes a FREE shoulder strap! Also includes an AC adapter. It is lightweight (weighs only 2.25 lbs or 1 kg). Size: 14.25 inches x 10 inches x 1.75 inches (approx. 36 cm x 25 cm x 4.5 cm). Two-year warranty.

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Features

  • Easy to use
  • Great sound quality
  • Rugged design; extremely durable
  • Built-in handle
  • Overlay storage for user's convenience
  • 5 recording levels
  • Up to 160 customized messages
  • Record in any language
  • Level and record lock
  • Uses 3 AA batteries (included)
  • Headphone jack
  • 4 LED surround messages
  • Auditory cueing
  • Play multiple messages in sequence
  • Full scanning capabilities (see below)
  • Optional overlay software

Scanning Capabilities

  • Visual Cueing—four bright LED pipes surround the message keys
  • Auditory Cueing—choose between a 1.5 second recorded cue or beeps of varying tones
  • Scan Pattern—step, linear, or group scanning available
  • Switch Access—single or double switch access with a switch debounce feature
  • Number of Messages—scan 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 messages with a scan levels feature
  • Scanning Adjustments— scan by row or column scan every other message choose fast, medium, or slow scanning speed make adjustments and see the effect immediately with the scan review feature.

Overlay Software Option

Overlay software

Creating overlays is easy with GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over 4500 Imagine Symbols and photos. You can also use an integrated online image search feature or use your own digital photos and images in any overlay. Overlay cells contain multiple images and text boxes. Editing features let you change color, size, and font of text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it’s easy to email overlays to others. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalk devices. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer using standard paper sizes.

 

#GTE32 GoTalk Express 32
#GTE32S GoTalk Express 32 with Overlay Software

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$599.00
GoTalk Express 32 Stand (GTECS)

The GoTalk Express 32 Stand, made from durable PVC plastic, holds the GoTalk Express snugly in place at just the right angle. It locks in place and the non-skid rubber feet prevent unintentional movement. Ideal for direct select or scanning users. Folds flat for easy transport or storage.

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$79.00
GoTalk Overlay Software v3.0, 5 CDs (GT57)

This updated version comes with the complete Imagine Symbol Set and an integrated online search feature that gives you instant access to millions of images. You can export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it's easy to email overlays to others.

Overlay cells can now contain multiple images and text boxes, so you can create personalized communication boards for your GoTalk. Editing features let you adjust color, size, and font of the text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalks plus standard paper sizes. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer.

Features:

  • Select from dozens of pre-made templates
  • Make professional-looking overlays quickly
  • Search online easily for images (Internet connection required)
  • Add you own photos
  • Change images and text with full-featured editor
  • Place multiple images and text boxes in one cell
  • Save and print overlays
  • Export overlays as PDFs, JPGs, or PNGs
  • Compatible with Windows only (XP or higher)
  • GTSX07 available with SymbolStix

Save on multiple copies with the Five GoTalk Overlay Software CDs!

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$295.00
GoTalk Overlay Software v3.0, Single CD (GT07)

This updated version comes with the complete Imagine Symbol Set and an integrated online search feature that gives you instant access to millions of images. You can export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it's easy to email overlays to others.

Overlay cells can now contain multiple images and text boxes, so you can create personalized communication boards for your GoTalk. Editing features let you adjust color, size, and font of the text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalks plus standard paper sizes. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer.

Features:

  • Select from dozens of pre-made templates
  • Make professional-looking overlays quickly
  • Search online easily for images (Internet connection required)
  • Add you own photos
  • Change images and text with full-featured editor
  • Place multiple images and text boxes in one cell
  • Save and print overlays
  • Export overlays as PDFs, JPGs, or PNGs
  • Compatible with Windows only (XP or higher)
  • GTSX07 available with SymbolStix
Add to Cart
$79.00
GoTalk Overlay Software v3.0, Single CD with SymbolStix (GTSX07)

This updated version comes with the complete Imagine Symbol Set and an integrated online search feature that gives you instant access to millions of images. You can export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it's easy to email overlays to others.

Overlay cells can now contain multiple images and text boxes, so you can create personalized communication boards for your GoTalk. Editing features let you adjust color, size, and font of the text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalks plus standard paper sizes. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer.

Features:

  • Select from dozens of pre-made templates
  • Make professional-looking overlays quickly
  • Search online easily for images (Internet connection required)
  • Add you own photos
  • Change images and text with full-featured editor
  • Place multiple images and text boxes in one cell
  • Save and print overlays
  • Export overlays as PDFs, JPGs, or PNGs
  • Compatible with Windows only (XP or higher)
  • Includes SymbolStix
Add to Cart
$129.00
GoTalk Pocket Speech-Generating Device (GTP06)

The GoTalk Pocket is lightweight, contoured, and so small it fits nicely in your hand, pocket, or purse. Attach the lanyard and use as a wearable communication device.

Six message keys with five levels give the user plenty to talk about. Overlays slide in easily and are stored in a removable compartment on the back. Like all GoTalks, the Pocket is rugged, attractive, easy to use, and has great sound quality.

GoTalk Pocket uses three AAA batteries (included). Recording time: 5 minutes. Size: 3.5 inches x 5.5 inches x 1 inch (approx. 8.9 cm x 14 cm x 2.5 cm). Weight: 7 oz. (255 grams). One-year warranty.

To learn more about the GoTalk Pocket download the User Guide or watch the video demo.
 

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Overlay Software Option

Overlay software

Creating overlays is easy with GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over 4500 Imagine Symbols and photos. You can also use an integrated online image search feature or use your own digital photos and images in any overlay. Overlay cells contain multiple images and text boxes. Editing features let you change color, size, and font of text. Move, enlarge, rotate, and crop pictures. Export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it’s easy to email overlays to others. Choose from dozens of ready-made templates for all GoTalk devices. Print overlays to any any inkjet or laser printer using standard paper sizes.

 

#GTP06 GoTalk Pocket Device
#GTP06S GoTalk Pocket Device with Overlay Software

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$159.00
$199.00
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