Learn more about the power of assistive technology for children with Cerebral Palsy, including recent important developments for kids with special needs.
New technology for Voice Output Communication Aids are not only giving a voice to the voiceless but also helping give people a unique identity thanks to the human voice bank.
With advances in technology, video games have become a legitimate source of education, fun and therapy for children with special needs!
Many people with Cerebral Palsy have associated speech challenges, sometimes requiring computer assistance in order to communicate by voice. For those with severe enough difficulties, text-to-speech computer assistance can change lives and is a revolutionary communication enabler. However, the number of voice options from which to choose are quite small, and the result is a kind of “one voice fits all” scenario where little girls and grown men alike share an audibly indistinguishable voice.
Technology allows us to connect in ways never before imagined. It can also help us avoid challenges. Find out more about apps that can help you navigate accessibility now!
Regardless of your parenting approach, you can agree a lot can be learned from having open communication with your child regarding their internet activity. We touch on this delicate topic and ideas for parents in our blog post.
There are a number of exceptional advances in technology that have opened up brand new worlds for children with Cerebral Palsy.
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Go Baby Go! It was a chance trip to Toys R Us where Cole Galloway had an epiphany that refocused his attention from babies driving robotic cars to babies driving racecars, he dubs his new project Go Baby Go! Galloway is a physical therapy professor who is on a mission to provide children with cognitive and physical disabilities with greater mobility during their early childhood development. He was disenfranchised by his earlier efforts to create a child-operated robotic solution that could close the exploration gap between children with impairment and those without.
Connor Chaney, 8, is on a mission – to take his new “magic foot,” a neurological rehabilitation device which uses sensor technology similar to the Wii video gaming system, to school with him. For Connor, the device would replace what he feels is an uncomfortable and restrictive plastic ankle brace.
“It’s a beautiful thing for a physical therapist to see,” said Lindsay Luker, physical therapist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Texas, according to a WFAA Channel 8 ABC news report. “You’re helping his body move the way it’s designed to move.”