Complex Communication Needs and Safety

By Kathryn Helland | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
The world feels very unpredictable these days. It is urgent, especially under the current circumstances, that we keep our non-speaking adults from having adverse interactions out in the community.  Ongoing unrest may combine with ableist assumptions to make adults with…

AAC App Support on YouTube

By Kathryn Helland | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Whether you are borrowing an iPad with AAC apps, or you now have your new speech generating device, you will most likely need to edit some buttons to personalize the app. You may want to add family photos, favorite places,…

AAC, Smartphones & Video Chats: Games We Can Play

By Kathryn Helland | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
After what feels like a year of social isolation, we all need some new ways of interacting and engaging.  Families of AAC users might be craving some new activities that will inspire language – and fun! Most of us have…

ACES Postponed

By Kathryn Helland | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Please see this link for news about ACES: https://techowlpa.org/news/aces-2020-postponed/ The in-person program is now scheduled for the summer of 2021.

Meet Us Online

By Kim Singleton | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
We want to help you. Please reach out. A speech-language pathologist can help you with anything related to AAC. It’s easy to make an appointment and we can walk you through meeting with us online. (You will be directed to…

Supporting AAC Users in the time of Covid-19: Resources for Teletherapy & More

By Kathryn Helland | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Families, teachers, and therapists around the globe are working hard to make distance learning effective for all types of students.  What does this look like for students who use AAC?  The following list is based on a presentation given on…

It’s Time For AAC App Sales!

By Kathryn Helland | March 23, 2020 | 3 Comments
Edited: 04/15/20 Did you miss when TouchChat went on sale in March? Well, May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. TouchChat HD with WordPower will again be 50% off, from May 6th – 11th.   April is Autism Acceptance Month.…

Covid-19 Core Communication Boards: A Free Resource for Medical Communication

By Hali Strickler | March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Updated 03/25/20 to include a User Guide (below) Imagine landing in the hospital and being unable to communicate.  It is important that we are ALL able to talk with our doctors and medical providers.  Especially now with the challenges of COVID-19, we need to find the…

Video Chats: Using The Technology We Have to Stay Connected

By Kathryn Helland | March 19, 2020 | 2 Comments
03/25/20  Just added: the House Party app for video drop ins and house parties.  Thanks Haley and Debbie! The world is facing a crisis with the spread of Covid-19. Social Isolation is vital to stop the spread of the coronavirus…

AAC MeetUps Online: Together at a Distance

By Kathryn Helland | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
At TechOWL, we have a monthly meetup for people who use augmentative communication. Many of our past ACES participants have become regulars. Each month, we look forward to learning new tech, troubleshooting device challenges, and talking AAC.  We are now…