A few days back, we posed the following question to our Facebook community. We got some great responses. // Post by AVAZ – Making every voice heard. Our answer to the question is (B). We asked this question because we wanted to explore the topic of ‘Expansion in developing language’. First, a disclaimer. The ‘correct’ […]

December 19th, 2014

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Thank you all for participating in our Fourth of July – Independence Day contest. We were overwhelmed with the response! A $50 iTunes gift card is on its way to Toby & McKade, who sent in this winning entry of McKade using Avaz to tell his parents what he would like to do each day. […]

July 24th, 2013

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It is widely known that children with developmental or language disabilities like autism have difficulties with identifying words from their sound or spelling. They need a different way of identifying words and using them to build their language and communication skills. In an interesting conversation with an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) expert we discussed […]

July 15th, 2013

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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is the name given to devices and apps that can help non-verbal children with cerebral, autism, mental retardation, Downs syndrome and other disabilities to communicate. While developing and demonstrating Avaz, I’ve heard parents express numerous misconceptions about AAC. A child with special needs isn’t empowered to make his or her […]

November 14th, 2012

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In the dimly lit Audiology room, 10 year old Babu emanates energy and good cheer. Accompanied by his mother, he seems excited about his Avaz communication therapy session with his teacher Ms. Radhamani. Babu has cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic, yet this doesn’t stop him from having fun with the people around him. Before sitting […]

August 1st, 2012

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In using AAC devices, I’ve noticed that parents tend to envision the device as an automatic solution to their child’s communication needs. Parents anticipate that the child will take to the device right away with somewhat of a sustained interest, and express disillusion with it when he/she doesn’t use it the way they expected. Some […]

July 25th, 2012

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