Support of Minspeak
There is literally a world of support for individuals who use Minspeak systems. This ever-growing worldwide community of Minspeak device users and support teams is ready and willing to help you become a successful Minspeak user.
Strategies to Support Use of Minspeak Systems
Strategies for teaching Minspeak systems are interspersed throughout this website.
If you can't find the answer you are looking for, you can always "ask the expert" to guide you and offer expert clinical and classroom advice.
There are also many opportunities for Minspeak users to create social networks among fellow Minspeak users and support teams. You can, for example, interact with other Minspeak users via Facebook and other social networks.
When you use a Minspeak system, you are never alone!
Minspeak Teaching Materials
Developers licensed by Semantic Compaction Systems produce additional teaching materials. Some developers make their materials available for free and others charge a small fee. The following developers are currently licensed to produce Minspeak-based therapy materials. You can contact each developer directly for specific details on their materials.
Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP
8322 Tangelo Tree Drive
Orlando, Florida 32836
Web Site: http://www.vantatenhove.com
Awakening Technology Products
P.O. Box 1714
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Web Site: http://www.at-p.org
Jo Crawford-Schock & Tracie Spoeneman-Hrnicek
2504 Hiland Avenue
Falls City, NE 68355
Phone: (402) 245-4296
Ann Brundrige Studio
Annie's Resource Attic
Web Site: http://www.annbrundigestudio.com
Making materials is easy when you have the FREE Product Application and Support Software (PASS) from Prentke Romich Company, available in the DOWNLOAD section of their website. Select the Minspeak device you are using and download the PASS software.
There are many features in the PASS software that are useful for making therapy and teaching materials. Start by trying out the "Write with Icons" feature - a tool that lets you type the word you want to say and the PASS software automatically brings up the icon sequence for that word. You simply type out the content of the materials you are creating and let the PASS software retrieve the icon sequences for you.
Once you start using the PASS software to make materials, please consider sharing those materials!
The Prentke Romich Company website includes a Teaching Materials Exchange - a FREE place to share innovative ways to teach language at a variety of age levels, from preschool to adult. Minspeak users, speech-language therapists, teachers, classroom assistants, families, students, and peers are all welcome to contribute ideas.
Create a FREE Member Account and download materials.
Create a FREE Author Account and upload your own ideas.
If you desire to turn your ideas into commercially available teaching materials, contact Semantic Compaction Systems to inquire about the necessary steps to obtain a license to produce and sell Minspeak-based materials.
Minspeak is a registered trademark of Semantic Compaction Systems, and Semantic Compaction Systems holds other rights and interests in the Minspeak system. Accordingly, please be careful to follow all license terms and use restrictions, as applicable, when using the Minspeak system and related software materials.