My son is 15 years old and has significant language cognitive delay. He has a cochlear implant for profound deafness since birth. He uses all his capacities to communicate, including sign language, his voice and hearing! Since most people cannot understand his speech and aren't fluent in sign language, he always has needed someone to interpret for him. This limited his social interactions severely. Now with the MyTalk he can actually communicate successfully with those familiar and unfamiliar to him! It has created a wonderful positive feedback loop in regard to communication! I feel indebted to the creator of this program that provides an incredibly reasonably priced, cool looking communication device for my son to use. He is able to navigate the pages very easily. I would give this wonderful program that allows us to put in personally motivating pictures and language for my son a five star rating. The only issue that I have is that I often get snaggled with a step in the inputting process and this can be time consuming and frustrating. However, whenever I have requested help, I get assistance that gets me through whatever that snaggle is. I would prefer a phone line to call for help, but the technical help has gotten much faster "on line" than it was originally. I find the help issues offered through the home site sometimes helpful, but might have trouble finding the exact help that I need. As a parent of a child with special needs who is extremely demanding, I find it hard to find enought time to enter things into the MyTalk consistantly. I do admit that each version has definitely been an improvement. As of this moment, I have not been able to figure out how to download the lastest version! But... I persist, because of the tremendous capability and independence that this program gives my son. Until the kinks are worked out, I give this a 4 out of 5 star rating. But know that it will be a 5 soon!
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