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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...


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


What’s New For Chat Software Version 2.43


  Posted on Jul 3, 2023 - 8:55am

It’s time to update your NovaChat® and access new vocabulary words and features. To update your speech-generating device, start by connecting to WiFi. Then go to Menu > Help > Check fo...


    Software Updates   -  saltillo, prc-saltillo, aac, novachat, chat software, wordpower, speech display bar


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...


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


Via Mini By The Numbers


  Posted on Nov 13, 2023 - 9:25am

Our iOS speech-generating device family grew by one this past year. Get to know the Via® Mini by the numbers for insight into this durable, portable, and dare-we-say adorable device.   One...


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Students can accomplish what matters most to them with VersaEye™. Communication, participation, extra-curriculars—anything their iPad® can do, they can do! Here are examples of how you...


    Versa   -  VersaEye Classroom


VersaEye Conversation


  Posted on May 28, 2024 - 10:02am

Today, we’re talking eye tracking and VersaEye™ with Shawn Malcomson, M.S., ED., ATP. Shawn’s focus is making life and communication more accessible through assistive technology. He ...


    Versa   -  eye tracking for ipad


Curious about the new VersaEye™? Let’s explore how this assistive technology works seamlessly with your iPad®’s operating system. MFi-Certified Hiru Eye Tracker The VersaEye is...


    Versa


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 ...


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


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 &...


    Software Updates   -  touchchat, lamp, lamp words for life, dialogue, dialogue aac, aac apps, aac, wordpower


Update Your Chat Software To Version 2.42


  Posted on May 1, 2023 - 8:24am

It’s time to update your NovaChat® device so you can enjoy new vocabulary features. Start by connecting to WiFi. Then go to Menu > Help > Check for Updates and follow the prompts. Wor...


    Software Updates   -  chat software update, software update, chat software, novachat, wordpower, aac, aac vocabulary, chat editor, wordpower


If you’re contemplating your first or next communication device, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s unpack all that these two new-generation Accent® models – Accent 800 ...


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Get ready to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in April and Better Hearing & Speech Month in May with 50% off PRC-Saltillo’s LAMP Words for Life®, TouchChat®, and Dialogue® AAC a...


    Apps   -  touchchat, lamp, lamp words for life, dialogue, dialogue aac, aac apps, aac, wordpower, ios aac apps, ios, sale, app sale, autism, autism acceptance month, better hearing and speech month, slp, aac slp


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...


    Company News   -  touchchat, update, software update, touchchat update


Translanguaging Strategies For Multilingual Families


  Posted on Sep 7, 2023 - 10:30pm

Post Updated 3/26/24 Do you serve multilingual clients and want to help them thrive with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? We have a special course for you! Minspeak® Academy (fo...


    Educational Resources   -  translanguage, what is translanguaging, translanguaging definition


Toastmasters AAC Club At PRC-Saltillo


  Posted on May 19, 2024 - 9:28pm

Public speaking may come to mind when you first learn about Toastmasters, but the heart of this international nonprofit organization is leadership. Toastmasters is an education program that focuses on...


    Educational Resources   -  toastmasters aac,


Get amped up for 50% off PRC-Saltillo’s TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC! Save the date – Wednesday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – for this t...


    Apps   -  aac apps, aac app sale


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 ...


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


The Biggest AAC App Sale Of The Year Is Back!


  Posted on Sep 11, 2023 - 10:24pm

Enjoy 50% off PRC-Saltillo’s TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC apps during the Biggest AAC App Sale of the Year! Mark your calendar for October 11-17, 2023. Do not ...


    Apps   -  aac app, autism apps for communication


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


Summer Learning Opportunities For Professionals


  Posted on May 8, 2023 - 3:06pm

Summer is here and that’s a reason to celebrate! Thank you for a wonderful academic year of encouraging, inspiring, and helping others find their voice through AAC. Your work means so much! May ...


    Training   -  aac, speech language pathologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, assistive technology, touchchat, touchchat trainer program, the voice keeper, aac learning journey, aac language lab, minspeak academy, isaac conference


Summer Learning For Professionals 2024


  Posted on Apr 29, 2024 - 11:04am

Summer is just around the corner! Congratulations to all the rock-star professionals for an incredible academic year of helping others find their voice through AAC. Here are seven ways to rock on with...




It’s time to update your PRC-Saltillo AAC apps to version 2.40 for Dialogue® AAC, LAMP Words for Life®, and TouchChat®. To access new features for the best app experience, make ...


    Software Updates   -  touchchat, lamp, lamp words for life, dialogue, dialogue aac, aac apps, aac, wordpower, ios aac apps, ios


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


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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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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Retiring Of The NovaChat 5


  Posted on Aug 22, 2023 - 9:18am

Our mission is to keep you actively communicating at your highest level. To ensure you have the best technology to achieve that goal, we’ve made the decision to retire the NovaChat 5. While the ...


    Products   -  novachat 5


We’re incredibly proud of the communication apps that PRC-Saltillo develops! TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC are three of the most popular AAC apps in the indus...


    Apps   -  authorized app reseller, aac apps, touchchat, lamp words for life, dialogue aac, forbes, forbes aac, talk to me technologies


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...


    Company News


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 ...


    Educational Resources   -  aac, playground, core boards for playgrounds, aac playground boards


One, Two, Three Times The Power Of AAC


  Posted on Jan 17, 2023 - 1:58pm

We're excited to bring you the totally NEW Via® Mini and the next generations of the Accent® 800 & 1000! These three dynamic speech-generating devices are designed to help you and your AAC...


    Products   -  prc, saltillo, prc-saltillo, aac, via mini, accent, aac partners, look eye tracking, head tracking, gorilla glass


NovaChat® 2.41 Update Now Available


  Posted on Feb 24, 2023 - 9:50am

It’s time to update your NovaChat® devices. Start by connecting to WiFi. Then go to Menu > Help > Check for Updates and follow the prompts. Now let’s look at what’s new in ...


    Software Updates   -  chat software update, software update, chat software, novachat, wordpower, logmein


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...


    Software Updates   -  chat software update, software update, chat software, novachat


New Voices In Chat Software Version 2.46


  Posted on Jan 2, 2024 - 4:23pm

Update your Chat Software to version 2.46 and access new features and vocabulary! Let’s go! To update your NovaChat® device, start by connecting to WiFi. Then go to Menu > Help > Check...


    Software Updates


New NovaChat 8 Fun Facts


  Posted on Oct 9, 2023 - 2:31pm

Whether you’re considering a speech-generating device (SGD) for the first time, or looking for your next model, these fun facts about the newest generation NovaChat® 8 will spark your curios...


    Products   -  novachat 8, novachat sgd


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...


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


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...


    Software Updates   -  empower, update, software update, accent, accent device


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...


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


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...


    Software Updates   -  touchchat, update, software update, touchchat update, chat software update


National Speech-Language-Hearing Month 2024


  Posted on Apr 29, 2024 - 10:54am

Anthony Arnold’s presentation is rescheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 7:00-8:00 pm ET. Enroll today and be part of this amazing event!  If you previously registered for the May 14 event, pleas...


    Educational Resources   -  national speech language hearing month


Minspeak Academy Master Class With Karen Kangas


  Posted on May 10, 2023 - 9:18am

Everyone has the desire and the ability to communicate despite physical and neurological challenges. The upcoming Minspeak® Academy (formerly Semantic Compaction Systems) master class led by Karen...


    Training   -  minspeak, minspeak academy, cognitive load, motor load, seating for function, positioning needs, aac, karen kangas


Master Class With Gail M. Van Tatenhove


  Posted on May 19, 2024 - 9:36pm

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a powerful way to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience independence and inclusion. And yet, many adult...


    Training   -  intellectual and developmental disabilities


Experience the newest features of Empower when you update your software to the newest 1.18 version. This user-friendly software just got even better! Noteworthy Features & Fixes You can now ad...


    Software Updates   -  prc, prc-saltillo, aac, accent, empower


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


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...


    Software Updates   -  empower, nuvoice, update, software update, accent, accent device


It’s time to update your iOS AAC apps to version 2.45 so you can experience all that’s new with TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC!   New features f...


    Software Updates


LAMP Words for Life® is a well-loved app with its consistent motor plans and multi-meaning symbols. 2023 brought head tracking and Canadian French to the app. And now it’s time to expand aga...


    Apps


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


Join Us For CAMA 2024 Virtual Conference


  Posted on Apr 23, 2024 - 11:41am

The CAMA 2024 Virtual Conference is the online place to be! Join the fun on Saturday, May 11 for this interactive experience to learn and explore augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). PRC...


    Conferences   -  cama 2024


Join Us For ATIA 2024!


  Posted on Jan 16, 2024 - 11:13am

ATIA 2024 is just around the corner! We hope to see you in sunny Orlando January 25-27 for the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association conference known as the leading community-building and l...


    Conferences


Join Us For ASHA 2023


  Posted on Nov 6, 2023 - 2:36pm

ASHA 2023 is just a few weeks away! We hope to see you in Boston November 16-18 for this premier convention for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists...


    Conferences