Jack Dough

Jack Dough

  • Age: 17
  • Media use at home – Type: Personal computer
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Microsoft Soundscape – MS Windows
  • Diagnose: Dyslexia – Dyspraxia

Jackie was diagnosed with developmental verbal dyspraxia ( DVD) and now resides in Lincoln, UK. He has trouble voluntarily producing speech sounds and stringing these sounds together in the right order to form words as a result of DVD. Many people who see and hear him believe he has an intellectual disability; however, DVD is classified as having a speech disorder.

Capacities to support

He has trouble making speech sounds willingly and stringing these sounds together in the correct order to form words.

Advice for Assistive Technology:

Big Mack switch

Description The BIGmack is a simple communicator that has lots of uses! Record up to a 2 minute message and press the large activation surface for playback. (source: https://www.ablenetinc.com/bigmack/) Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing https://www.ablenetinc.com/bigmack/ Indicative price: $ 135.00 Instruction/information video

Grid 3

Description Grid 3 is a complete communication solution that enables people to have a voice, control their environment and live more independent lives. It’s designed for anyone with complex communication or access needs and includes a wide range of resources that you can control with touch, switch, eye gaze and pointing devices. You’ll find grid […]

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5

Description The Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is communication software that converts text and sybols into clear speech and offers computer and phone access, plus control of the home environment. It offers flexible communication for people with a wide range of language disabilities and can be used with multiple access methods including eye gaze and touch. […]

Type to Siri

Description Type to Siri is a function designed for those who are unable to speak, but it can be enabled by anyone who would like to try typing to Siri instead of speaking to Siri. (source: https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/type-to-siri-ios/) Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing iPhone, iPad and iPod: Settings > General > Accessibility […]

Tobii Dynavox ALL

Description The Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL) Reading Program is designed to teach basic reading skills to non-verbal students and is accessible through touch, eyegaze, and scanning.The ALL Reading Program teaches the six foundational skills of reading: 1) Sound-Blending: build words by blending their component sounds2) Phoneme Segmentation: break words down into individual sounds3) Letter-Sound Correspondence: […]