The Communication component is all about communication and AAC vocabularies. This has been, and will continue to be, a main focus area for Tobii Dynavox.
Tobii Dynavox has put in a lot of time, effort and research to create a comprehensive map of different available software content, “Page Set Apps”, based on Communicator and Compass for the many different levels of cognitive ability and literacy. Ranging from the situation based visual scenes, hybrid scenes and simple vocabulary grids of Sono Primo (and games based on these different situations) through to the flat layout, symbol based communications charts from the similar contexts and vocabulary categories of Sono Flex to the more complex symbol-based vocabulary structures of Sono Lexis; from there, going on to the early stages of literacy with the alphabetically based, quick access to words, pagesets of LiterAACy and moving finally to the Sono Key and Sono Scribe applications for those with full literacy and a need for consistent written and spoken communication that we will pick up in this component.
Links, pages and apps for Communication
- Sono Primo is a powerful modular system of situation and grid-based Page Sets enabling users to communicate on their own terms. The Sono Primo vocabulary can be used with both Tobii Communicator and Tobii SymbolMate/S32. Read more
- Sono Flex is our symbol-based vocabulary for Tobii Communicator, that lays out a growth path towards the persistent use of a communication aid for preliterate AAC users.
- Sono Lexis is a personal symbol-based vocabulary, enabling advanced communication without literacy skills, using individual sentences built word by word.
- LiterAACy is a very efficient symbol vocabulary that promotes reading and writing. It makes use of the partial reading competency of preliterate communicators, it integrates the learning paths of acquiring literacy and mastering AAC vocabulary.
The Sensory component of the Tobii Dynavox Eye Gaze Learning Curve is all about establishing screen engagement.
Early Eye Tracking
The Early Eye Tracking component focuses on the care giver looking for an appropriate response in the user.
This is possibly the most critical component of the Eye Gaze Learning Curve. Exploration is about the user getting to know their computer, applications and Eye Control.
Choosing & Turn Taking
Choosing and Turn Taking are critical steps that need to be learned before we get into the world of AAC communication. They are, in fact the first steps that show if AAC vocabulary use is even a possibility for a user.
The Communication component is all about Communication and AAC Vocabularies. This has been, and will continue to be, a main focus area for Tobii Assistive Technology.
Computer Access & Distance Communication
The focus of the Computer Access & Distance Communication component of the Eye Gaze Learning Curve is on full computer access for literary users with functional disabilities or the need for rehabilitation through eye control and gaze interaction.