My Background I have been a licensed Speech Pathologist for more than 30 years. Helping people connect with the world through speech is my true passion. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many patients in healthcare facilities and in the home health setting. It has been my pleasure to assist them in returning to their daily routines as quickly as possible.
How APP2Speak™ Was Born During my many years as a Speech Pathologist, I have created hundreds of speech boards and used numerous high-tech devices designed to help people living with speech impairments better communicate. Each of these products had merit in one form or another. However, I noticed recurring problems with each of the solutions I tried. Speech boards are helpful but extremely limited. The high-tech devices were quite expensive and not user-friendly. I began to search for options that met a wide variety of needs, were cost-effective, and user-friendly. I exhausted my search and was still not able to find any options that offered what I was looking for.
My brother and I were having a simple smart phone app developed as a tribute to our father. This was when I had my "aha moment". I needed to be the one to take on the challenge of developing an intuitive, dynamic, and reasonably priced application that my patients could use. APP2Speak™ was born!
What Makes APP2Speak™ Different In creating APP2Speak™, I drew on my vast experience to ensure it would be the best speech output application available. The software uses dynamic technologies to assist users with their everyday communication. APP2Speak™ is fully customizable. You can easily integrate your own pictures and phrases into the app. The simple act of touching a picture allows users to convey a short phrase, sentence, or even a complex story. These features make the application ideal for all individuals who need speech output software, no matter their physical limitations. APP2Speak™ has garnered extremely positive feedback from all around the world.
Thank You to Everyone Who Made This Fantastic Adventure Possible To my husband, son, brother, software designer, and all of my patients, I would like to express my “Millions of Thank Yous." To my wonderful family, it is your support that has given me the determination and perseverance to continue on this journey. To my developer, your guidance and passion for this project has truly been invaluable. To my patients, I thank all of you for allowing me the opportunity to come into your lives and share in your journey to enhance your connection with the world.
I Welcome Your Feedback It is my hope that someone you know can find their voice with APP2Speak™. I believe APP2Speak™ is the best application for enabling people living with speech impairments to become more independent and better connected with their world.
I welcome any feedback or comments you may have. We are continually working to improve and refine APP2Speak™. Your input helps to make APP2Speak™ the best it can be.