WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University technology to assist nonverbal children on the autism spectrum is helping families around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced schools and clinics to rely more on remote options.
The award-winning SPEAKall! application functions as a smart device communication board and language learning platform that teaches students to associate words and images.
In the application, students choose digital cards and move them to the speech bar, then the application reads the sequence aloud word by word. Hearing how the words sound can encourages the autistic learner to make an attempt at saying