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Jeannie Krull

Author's details

Name: Jeannie Krull
Date registered: December 3, 2012
URL: http://www.ndipat.org

Biography

Jeannie Krull is an Assistive Technology Coordinator with IPAT. She is an ASHA certified speech/language pathologist and a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, who has worked with people with disabilities of all ages since 1991.

Latest posts

  1. Two Communication Technologies Coming Soon to a Mobile Device Near You! — October 16, 2014
  2. ChatAble: A New Twist on an Augmentative Communication App — September 29, 2014
  3. iPad Bluetooth Switch Interfaces: 4 Great Choices for Hands-Free Control! — September 18, 2014
  4. Need Help with Vision Loss? Find AT Related Services Here! — September 5, 2014
  5. Brain Injury and Assistive Technology: 10 Devices for Memory Loss — August 27, 2014

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Oct 16 2014

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Two Communication Technologies Coming Soon to a Mobile Device Near You!

I love this wave of new technology that we are riding, especially when it brings us new innovations that really change lives. Two up and coming Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) developments are great examples of this, and they both really have me excited about their potential! ModelTalker with TherapyBox Apps ModelTalker (MT) “is an engine for creating …

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Sep 29 2014

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ChatAble: A New Twist on an Augmentative Communication App

From user interface to features, ChatAble, will give you what you’d expect in a basic augmentative communication app and surprise you with what you didn’t even know you wanted.  At first glance, this app looks like many augmentative communication apps with a nice grid layout, clear speech, and understandable pictures.  With further investigation, one will find the following …

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Sep 18 2014

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iPad Bluetooth Switch Interfaces: 4 Great Choices for Hands-Free Control!

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Having access to the latest and greatest mobile device is a desire for many in the world, but can present a challenge if one does not have the ability to use their hands to touch the screen.  A Bluetooth switch interface can be the answer for many and can allow one to control a particular …

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Sep 05 2014

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Need Help with Vision Loss? Find AT Related Services Here!

Vision equipment

At IPAT, we help people every week that have just experienced a new vision loss or their vision loss has progressed to where they need help beyond standard correction. Usually their first question is: “What does North Dakota offer in the area of low vision and blindness services? ” For today’s post, I thought it …

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Aug 27 2014

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Brain Injury and Assistive Technology: 10 Devices for Memory Loss

There are so many assistive technology (AT) devices available to help compensate for lost or diminished abilities due to brain injury, it is hard to know where to start.  Today I thought we would address the area of memory loss and talk about just 10 items to get you started on your quest. Remember this list …

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Aug 11 2014

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“A Communication Device will Prevent Speech from Developing” and Other Myths

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There are many children and adults in the world with complex communication needs (CCN) who would benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Nonetheless, unfounded misconceptions that have existed for decades sometimes prevent people from even investigating the possibility of how AAC might help them or someone they know. Much has been written over the years discussing …

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Jul 29 2014

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New Solutions for Cell Phone Amplification!

The world is a changin’! More and more people are using cell phones and eliminating their land lines.  Although this transformation is great for so many reasons, there have not been as many options available for cell phone amplification as there have been for land lines. Well things are looking up! Below are two cell …

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Jul 17 2014

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IPAT – Our Best Find Ever!

Bismarck IPAT Center

My wife and I would like to tell you about how we found and used IPAT services. We hope you find our story helpful, and more importantly that you remember to use IPAT when activities like hearing on the phone, getting up from a chair, or reading a book become harder for you. We discovered IPAT …

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Jun 26 2014

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Computer Access and Parkinson’s: 3 Great Products and a Freebie!

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For many people with Parkinson’s Disease, assistive technology (AT) for computer access is high on the list of needed accommodations.  Voice recognition software such as Dragon Natural Speaking is a very popular recommendation and works for many people, but it may be too complex for some.  In addition, having a secondary method of computer access besides voice recognition …

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Jun 13 2014

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When it Comes to Augmentative Communication, Let’s Not Forget the Basics!

TechSpeak

I think we should go back to the basics and bring attention to all of the great, simple augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that are available.  Big and small; objects or pictures; scanning or direct select; one message or 32+! These types of devices can be a stepping stone to more complex devices or …

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