Montano Assistive Technology in Bridgeport to give demo on new communication tools for disabled

Montano Assistive Technology director Phoebe Tucker employs technology to get young people with autism to use words and full sentences.

Montano Assistive Technology director Phoebe Tucker employs technology to get young people with autism to use words and full sentences. (8/12/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport not-for-profit center will be opening its doors tomorrow to demonstrate the work it does to help young people with autism and other disabilities communicate.

Montano Assistive Technology director Phoebe Tucker employs technology to get young people with autism to use words and full sentences.

Words are drawn out, one syllable at a time, by prompting people to use their mouth to form the right sounds. Tucker, who is a speech pathologist, uses new video modeling technology called Gemini, that forms a person's mouth on a screen, and students can reciprocate the motions.

The students can also use the words to form their own sentences with pictures.
 

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