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Jeannie Krull

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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. Brain Injury and Assistive Technology: 10 Devices for Memory Loss — August 27, 2014
  2. “A Communication Device will Prevent Speech from Developing” and Other Myths — August 11, 2014
  3. New Solutions for Cell Phone Amplification! — July 29, 2014
  4. IPAT – Our Best Find Ever! — July 17, 2014
  5. Computer Access and Parkinson’s: 3 Great Products and a Freebie! — June 26, 2014

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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

AAC Devices

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!

Keyboards with Keyguards

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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Jun 02 2014

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Tetramouse: Another Mouse for Your Mouth and Beyond!

tetramouse

Don’t you just love having choices? Thanks to the TetraLite Company, we have one more in the mouth joystick arena for people with quadriplegia, MS, or other physical disabilities.  The TetraMouse is similar to most of the alternative joysticks (i.e. Jouse2) in that you move it around with your lips, chin or tongue to access all areas …

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May 15 2014

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Sit Down and See with Justand: A Low-Cost Video Magnifier Solution for Tablets

Justand book

There are many document cameras available, either homemade or off-the-shelf, that allow a person with vision loss to turn their tablet into a low-cost video magnifier with either the built-in camera app or a magnifying app such as Vision Assist.  The majority of these, however, require one to either stand up to view the screen or hook their …

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May 09 2014

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Create a Talking Calendar with the LiveScribe SmartPen!

A5 Sized Planner from Serious Tangents

At IPAT, we work with many people who have difficulty capturing information in a calendar/planner or reading back what they wrote due to memory loss, reading/writing difficulties, or auditory comprehension problems.  One solution we have found to work for people with these issues is to use the LiveScribe SmartPen (Echo or Sky WiFi) and create a talking calendar …

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Apr 07 2014

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AAC Text-To-Speech Apps with Word Prediction: Comparison Matrix

Confused about the features of Text-to-Speech Apps with Word Prediction for communication? Here is a Comparison Matrix showcasing the elements of four apps (Predictable, Proloqu4Text, Verbally, and Assistive Express) to help you with your feature match.  Click Here for the Matrix. You will find that most have at least one unique feature that separates them …

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