Parents subscribe to TapToTalk for $99.95 a year which provides the TapToTalk game cartridge and standard memory card to copy pictures and sounds from their computer. Subscribers are also provided access to the TapToTalk Designer website which provides a large library of pictures, sounds, and a starter album. Users can also customize with their own pictures and sounds. The Nintendo DS Lite and DSi cost about $129 and $169 respectively. To learn more visit www.taptotalk.com.
Also worth investigating (particularly for those who cannot spend $99.95/year) is the FREE NDS Talker. The program was created by a German parent of a child with autism and works with black and white pictograms. The application is in German, but the manual is in English and tells you how to substitute the speech files with your own. It works with the Nintendo DS, but not the DS Lite. Click here to learn more about the NDS Talker and to download it for free.
Disclaimer: AT Program News makes no endorsement, representation, or warranty expressed or implied for any product, device, or information set forth in this newsletter. AT Program News has not examined, reviewed, or tested any product or device referred to in this electronic newsletter or at www.atprogramnews.com