A Celebration of First Words—Again!

A Celebration of First Words—Again!

According to a recent UK poll, approximately 95% of parents remember their child’s first word.  This milestone is a big deal—we eagerly wait for it and clap and cheer when it is first uttered!  The most commonly reported first words are “Dada,” “Mama” and their...
AAC at the bar! A report from Dine to Defeat ALS

AAC at the bar! A report from Dine to Defeat ALS

May 2019’s unique AAC cocktail hour started with a conversation and a question: “How can we get people to more deeply understand what a person with ALS experiences when they lose their voice?” The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter hosted a brain-storming session with...
How do I Get an Eyegaze Communication Device?

How do I Get an Eyegaze Communication Device?

“I’ve been diagnosed with ALS and my speech is deteriorating. How do I get an eyegaze communication device?”  This question is asked frequently on ALS Support group message forums. We have been helping families obtain communication devices for over 32 years, so we’ve...
Help From Our Headquarters to Your Home

Help From Our Headquarters to Your Home

I was so impressed last month at the following sight: Several of our Eyegaze team members stayed after hours in our Virginia headquarters to help an Eyegaze Edge user remotely connect to her communication device in Panama. It was inspiring to see engineers, eye...
ALS and Communication

ALS and Communication

Many Eyegaze Edge users are People with ALS (PALS). These individuals have specific communication needs and abilities that change over time. Let’s discuss a few factors to consider when looking for the right assistive technology to help. For PALS, we may see changes...