A Look at Speech Generating Devices
What are Speech Generating Devices?

What are Speech Generating Devices?

Few problems are more upsetting than knowing what you want to say, but being unable to say it. This challenge is faced every day by people with conditions such as stroke, brain injury, ALS, autism, and cerebral palsy. For such individuals, one of the most exciting advances is the growth of speech generating devices (SGDs). These electronic devices speak for those who can't speak for themselves.

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