I have been using MyTalk since around February of 2010 for a student with Autism who is non-verbal. We started with just using it for his schedule and getting through his day and having him ask for items during lunch or breakfast (simpler to PECS). We have just started getting him to use MyTalk to get his wants (such as if he wants the computer during free time). Since we pretty much had to start over after the summer break, we are taking things slow. I absolutely love the workspace online and the ability to change his board anytime, especially at home and then sync it when I get back to school. The goal is to get him to use the IPod and MyTalk independently to get his needs and wants met. Due to his age and cognitive ability, I am not sure how long this will take. I tried another app that was just too difficult for him to understand and use.
I really enjoy using MyTalk and feel that it is very user friendly and easy to use. Although, I am pretty computer savvy but feel that someone with minimal computer knowledge could use this rather efficient after little training. I really think that the support and communication with Bick is wonderful. He is willing to work through things and has offered help when something wasn’t working how it should. There are many places you wouldn’t find such good support from the founder. MyTalk is great and is advancing as necessary!! I am glad to have been given the opportunity to use this app.
April-Special Education Teacher
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