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TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC by PRC-Saltillo will discontinue support for iOS 12 & iOS 13 starting with the 2.40 release coming in December 2022.  Why? Wi...


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Voices For Veterans


  Posted on Nov 8, 2022 - 4:44pm

PRC-Saltillo Now Proudly Serving Veterans as a GSA Contractor   PRC-Saltillo is excited to announce that we have been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedu...


    Blog   -  gsa, government contract, veterans, veterans administration, va, gsa advantage, gsa schedule, general services administration


It’s Time To Update To Empower 1.17!


  Posted on Nov 4, 2022 - 12:43pm

Update to Empower 1.17 to discover more sounds added to the phonics page in Unity® and LAMP Words for Life®!  Phonics Pages provide an AAC learner with opportunities to practice word bui...


    Blog   -  empower, empower 1.17 nuvoice, update, software update, accent, accent device


Introducing The Minspeak® Academy!


  Posted on Oct 27, 2022 - 2:14pm

AAC Education Brought to You by PRC-Saltillo & Semantic Compaction Systems PRC-Saltillo is excited to announce the launch of the Minspeak Academy! This partnership with Semantic Compaction System...


    Blog   -  minspeak academy, minspeak, unity, lamp, lamp words for life, unidad, scs, semantaic compaction systems


Update Your Software To 2.39!


  Posted on Oct 25, 2022 - 4:45pm

Let’s see what’s new for the NovaChat line of devices in update version 2.39.   Voices Acapela has added new voices to include more diverse child and adult options. You can find ...


    Blog   -  novachat, chatfusion, wordpower, acapela, voices, grammar, francais, pretty, ugly, wordpower25


Check out the latest features for TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life® and Dialogue® AAC in this update:   iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 compatibility for all apps Keyguard inset support for ...


    Blog   -  TouchChat, LAMP, LAMP Words for Life, Dialogue, Dialogue AAC, aac apps, aac, wordpower


Get ready to celebrate AAC Awareness Month with 50% off PRC-Saltillo’s TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC apps sale October 10-16, 2022! You won't want to miss this ...


    Blog   -  TouchChat, LAMP, LAMP Words for Life, Dialogue, Dialogue AAC, aac apps, aac, wordpower


Back-to-School Implementation Ideas At Your Fingertips


  Posted on Aug 24, 2022 - 10:15am

Make Practice Time Fun with Your AAC Learner Score points with the AAC learners in your life with implementation ideas that make practicing with speech-generating devices fun and engaging! Our fan fa...


    Blog   -  AAC resources, AAC implementation, AAC Language Lab, ChatCorner


NovaChat® 2.38 Update Now Available


  Posted on Aug 19, 2022 - 10:31am

Whiteboard has now been added to the newest 2.38 software version. Take some time today to update and get ready to have fun drawing, collaborating and sharing! Work on Literacy and Emerging Writing w...


    Blog   -  chat software update, software update, chat software, novachat


Group Coaching For The Back-to-School Win!


  Posted on Aug 16, 2022 - 11:11am

Exclusively Designed for Parents and Family Members of AAC Learners You’ll knock your communication partner skills out of the park with invaluable support and guidance from our AAC Group Coachi...


    Blog   -  group coaching, aac learning journey, learning portal, elearning, live classes, online classes, resources


Become An AAC Learning Journey All-Star!


  Posted on Aug 16, 2022 - 10:34am

Start the school year off right by training and flexing your AAC muscles with PRC-Saltillo’s AAC Learning Journey, one streamlined platform featuring a winning array of resources including e-lea...


    Blog   -  aac learning journey, learning portal, elearning, live classes, online classes, resources


Take a few moments to update your TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life® and Dialogue® AAC apps to the newest 2.38 version and enjoy the latest these popular apps have to offer.  All Engli...


    Blog   -  touchchat, update, software update, touchchat update, lamp wfl, dialogue aac, lamp words for life, dialogue


Take a few moments to update your Accent device with the newest 1.16 version of Empower to experience its latest features! This easy-to-use software is made even better with these helpful updates. &n...


    Blog   -  empower, nuvoice, update, software update, accent, accent device


In Loving Memory Of Jane Odom


  Posted on Jul 22, 2022 - 8:55am

Forever in Our Hearts as a Friend, Colleague, and Champion for the AAC Community  Passionate. Joyful. Artistic. Fun. Caring. These are just some of the words that are consistently top of mind fo...


    Blog   -  jane odom, aac language lab


Designed for active, on-the-go communicators, the NovaChat 10's generously sized screen is perfect for users with vision challenges and access needs. This popular, lightweight speech-generating device...


    Blog   -  novachat 10, update, novachat update, novachat 10 device, novachat device, novachat


Take a few moments to update your TouchChat app or the Chat software on your NovaChat to the newest 2.37 version and experience the latest improvements to these powerful communication solutions. &nbs...


    Blog   -  touchchat, update, software update, touchchat update, chat software update


Be sure to update your Accent device with the newest 1.15 version of Empower to take advantage of the latest features that make this easy-to-use, intuitive software better than ever!  Exciting N...


    Blog   -  empower, update, software update, accent, accent device


Introducing A New Way To Learn!


  Posted on Apr 25, 2022 - 2:43pm

 Experience PRC-Saltillo’s new AAC Learning Journey website and discover a great variety of resources including eLearning classes and live online instructor-led trainings. From parents look...


    Blog   -  aac learning journey, learning portal, elearning, live classes, online classes, resources


Ideal for users at the beginning of their AAC journey or for individuals with motor or vision challenges, WordPower25 Español features a robust vocabulary in 25 buttons that align as closely as...


    Blog   -  wordpower, touchchat, espanol, aac, prc-saltillo, nancy inman, core words, vocabulary, aac vocabulary


Try TouchChat® FREE For 30 Days!


  Posted on Apr 12, 2022 - 9:19am

You asked and we listened…introducing the new TouchChat® Discover app! TouchChat Discover’s risk-free, 30-day trial allows you to experience everything our popular TouchChat app has t...


    Blog   -  touchchat, update, software update, touchchat update


Accent® Software Updates Are Here!


  Posted on Feb 24, 2022 - 1:25pm

It’s time to update your Accent device to the newest software version – Empower 1.14 or NuVoice 2.24. Here are some of the cool new features you’ll find in the latest updates: Accen...


    Blog   -  empower, nuvoice, update, software update, accent, accent device


Update Your PRC-Saltillo IOS AAC Apps To 2.35!


  Posted on Feb 11, 2022 - 5:50pm

It’s time to update your TouchChat®, LAMP Words For Life®, and Dialogue™ AAC apps! Check out what’s new! TOUCHCHAT®, LAMP WORDS FOR LIFE®, AND DIALOGUE™ AAC &...


    Blog   -  touchchat, lamp, lamp words for life, dialogue, dialogue aac, aac apps, aac, wordpower


App 2.34 Enhancements Including NEW Inclusive Voices


  Posted on Dec 13, 2021 - 11:13am

On December 9th, 2021, PRC-Saltillo released version 2.34 updates to its three AAC industry-leading iOS Apps: TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC. Included in the 2.34 rel...


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Files created in software version 2.34 or higher cannot be imported into devices running software version 2.33.2 or lower. This affects any file backed up, transferred, or exported from software vers...


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Playground Core Communication Boards From PRC-Saltillo


  Posted on Nov 16, 2021 - 12:23pm

Recess. Is there any other time at school that children like as much as time spent playing? Children who use AAC, however, face a unique challenge. When playing outside with their classmates, taking ...


    Blog   -  aac, playground, core boards for playgrounds, aac playground boards


Consider, Try, And Trial: What Is The Difference?


  Posted on Nov 15, 2021 - 2:20pm

Consideration of alternatives: As part of an SGD evaluation, the SLP must discuss other device alternatives that could be used to treat the client’s condition. Consideration of alternatives, fir...


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PRC-Saltillo Pricing Increase


  Posted on Nov 11, 2021 - 12:33pm

Businesses around the world have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and pricing pressures. PRC-Saltillo is no exception. Due to increased...


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Semantic Compaction Systems And PRC-Saltillo


  Posted on Nov 9, 2021 - 12:15pm

The connection between Prentke Romich Company (PRC) and Semantic Compaction Systems (SCS) is one rooted in friendship and common goals. Barry Romich recalls that he first met Bruce Baker at a confer...


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by Patrick Fothergill, Ontario AAC Consultant & SLP As an AAC-focused SLP with connections to Quebec and northern & eastern Ontario, among other places, I often hear from people seeking Frenc...


    Blog   -  wordpower, french, français, bilingual, aac, language, vocabulary, canada, novachat, touchchat


PRC-Saltillo and ISAAC are thrilled to jointly announce the establishment of the “Bruce Baker AAC Globalization Initiative." Bruce Baker was introduced to the world of AAC in the early ...


    Blog   -  aac, alternative and augmentative communication, aac languages, foreign language aac


It’s Time To Update To Dialogue™ AAC 2.33.0


  Posted on Oct 7, 2021 - 1:15pm

Dialogue AAC Update 2.33.0 is here…read below for important information. Starting with this 2.33.0 release, support is discontinued for iOS 11. Why? With every release, we ensure that ne...


    Blog   -  dialogue aac, aac, aac app, dialogue aac update, ios dialogue aac, prc app, prc-saltillo app, saltillo app


AAC Group Coaching


  Posted on Oct 7, 2021 - 9:41am

New! For parents/caregivers interested in learning how to be more effective when interacting with a child using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Working with a new speech-generatin...


    Blog   -  aac, alternative and augmentative communication, aac coaching, coaching for aac, aac help coach


In an attempt to secure funding for an SGD, an SLP may be met with a deferral or denial from a funding source, where the information provided somehow did not meet the requirements of the funding sourc...


    AAC Funding


It's a question we hear fairly often: Keyguards? TouchGuides? KeyGuides? What are they? How are they different? How do I know what to buy? Keyguards, TouchGuides, KeyGuides: A Definition Keyguards, ...


    AAC Funding   -  keyguard, touchguide, keyguides, whats the difference, aac, talker, aac device guides


Before setting out to write a report for a speech generating device (SGD) for your client, you must identify the funding source or sources that your client is eligible for, as well as the correspondin...


    AAC Funding


Telling The Story Behind The Trial Data


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:53pm

Several funding sources including many private insurance plans and state Medicaid programs, require a device trial to objectively show the client’s ability to use the recommended SGD as part of ...


    AAC Funding


Is your client considering upgrading to a new device? Here are some questions you can ask and considerations to be made when making a request for a new device: Before considering replacement: Has ...


    AAC Funding   -  speech generating device, sgd, sgd repair, sgd replacement, replace talker, repair talker, repair speech device, replace speech device


Least Costly Equally Effective Alternative


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:46pm

Least costly equally effective alternative, or LCEEA, is a valuable phrase to understand when putting together evaluation report. LCEEA is defined as the least costly, equally effective SGD alternati...


    AAC Funding   -  sgd, speech generating device, sgd alternatives


Standardized Assessment In AAC Evaluations


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:44pm

— by Beth Studdiford Standardized Assessment is defined on the ASHA website as an empirically developed evaluation tool with established reliability and validity. Formal testing may be useful f...


    AAC Funding   -  aac, alternative and augmentative communication, aac evaluations, standardized evaluations, aac assessments


Establishing Medical Necessity In Your SGD Report


  Posted on Oct 14, 2020 - 2:41pm

Establishing the medical necessity of an SGD for your client is the primary goal of your SGD evaluation report and it can be a daunting task. What are medically based funding sources looking for in SG...


    AAC Funding   -  medical necessity, speech generating devices, evaluation, sgd evaluation, aac evaluation