Minspeak is for individuals of all ages, abilities, and languages. The ability to learn and use Minspeak is not just for people with high IQs, for adults with good motor skills, or for English language speakers.
Around the World with Minspeak
Minspeak systems are used around the world. English-language Minspeak systems are used in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Africa, to name a few. Minspeak systems are also used by individuals who speak German, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Danish, and Dutch. Before long, children and adults who speak Mandarin Chinese and Japanese will also have Minspeak systems available to them!Learn More
Minspeak systems are used by individuals with a wide range of disabilities & abilities.
Cerebral Palsy and Motor Speech Disorders
Minspeak systems are used by individuals with cerebral palsy and motor speech disorders, such as dysarthria and developmental apraxia of speech. Minspeak systems offer children and adults with cerebral palsy a language system that eases the physical demands of using a communication device. Physically challenged individuals can communicate exactly what they want to say - with limited motor movements and without the need to read or spell.
Minspeak systems are being used by children and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities, including Down (Trisomy) syndrome, Congenital Bilateral Perisylvian syndrome, and other developmental disabilities. Minspeak systems are designed to match the complex communication needs of these individuals to support their vocabulary, language, and interaction development.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder embrace Minspeak systems because of the motor patterns and rules that drive a Minspeak system. By supporting their strengths in motor learning and routine, a Minspeak system helps individuals with autism to improve their social and communication skills.
Adult Onset Disabilities
Adults with acquired disabilities, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), use Minspeak systems that have been designed specifically for their needs. By having a Minspeak system designed for quick and easy learning, the adult with an acquired disability can continue to be an effective communicator.
- Benefits of Minspeak
- Using multi-meaning icons
- The power of motor automaticity
- Use of Minspeak
- Minspeak systems with different disabilities
- Minspeak and cultural-linguistic diversity
- The Power of Minspeak
- Minspeak, language and literacy development
- Using Minspeak in the classroom
- Support of Minspeak
- Strategies to support use of Minspeak
- Minspeak teaching materials