We heard the CEO of MyTalk at the Fragile X Conference in Detroit, MI last summer (2010). We were immediately intrigued and by October we had purchased an iPad for our 5 year old non-verbal son and were up and running with My Talk.
Our SLP thought it was a little early to start such a "complex system" for him, but I just knew that with his love for cause and effect toys, this would be an easy fit for him. She wanted us to pursue a MiniMo and to me, they seemed archaic. Within a week we had him trained at home how to turn on and off the iPad and navigate thru some simple boards of MyTalk. He basically taught his preschool teacher how to turn it on and get to MyTalk to show her what he wanted. We're now up to 12 pics on a board with multiple levels and he can string a sentance of about 5 things - including Please and Thank you at the end! It has resolved so much frustration and I truly believe his receptive language has tripled because of My Talk.
This October for his birthday we're going to switch him to an iPod to give him more versatility as it's easier to bring to the cafeteria for Kindergarten, the playground and places we go as a family. In the beginning I used all our personal pictures which is so easy on the iPad and now we've graduated to almost half of the pictures being "stick" figures and the other still real pictures.
Customer service has been amazing. The very few times that we've had issues I have e-mailed them and I get not only a response...but an answer.....in less than few hours.
I've talked with multiple parents who have since subscribed and I'm now showing teachers involved in choosing a platform for the county, the benefits and the versatility of My Talk.
Thank you My Talk!.....Life changing!
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