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    talking things

    Hi all
    I am always guilty comming on hear I only write when somthing is needed . never very good at the comfort and kind words and when somthing comes to me another has said it better . all things considered i am doing well reading the forum my problems are small so not much to add . so what do I want . Talking is now crap so i got a skywriter from the speach theripest its not exactley touch typing this one needs a hammer . That voice I know its Hawkins but its awfull grandkids call it sifirobot . now going to spend my pennies on an app and a pad or what ever comes up favorite after your help.
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    Hi Kevin;

    What lightwiter have you got? The newer ones, SL40 are a lot better that the SL35. You could ask your speech girl to try and get one.

    An I Pad can have the "Speak it" app for under 5.00 which is quite good or there are many others. "Predictable is probably a bit better but cost about 110.

    You don't have to comfort or give kind words to help other with advice and ideas.

    Regards Terry

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    Hi Kevin,
    It really don't matter mate, we look forward to all posts ,so just because you don't feel as if your comments matter ,trust me they do, your input is as valued as anyone else, so don't hold back if you need to comment then do so.

    As for talking ,yes I understand how you feel ,I lost my speech five years ago, and it is still the one thing I would love get back, I can't remember what I sounded like now, but I think it was a bit Staffordshire/ brummie/ stoke mix with a bit of London just a hint , there are loads of text to speech aps, some are ridiculously expensive some free, some a few quid, just depends what you want to do with it, for me I use speak it, does everything you need it too and voices cost a couple of quid and there not robotic ,just normal speech , I use an iPad ,but certain other tablets do much the same job really, just hope you find the one that suits your needs,and don't be a stranger on here.

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    Hi lads
    thanks for your quick reply . Funney thing about looseing your speach . My wife always said i know what you are going to say read you like a book kevin . that one has gone stright out of the window she has not o clue and some of the sugestions how dose the female brain work. anyway back to it apple mac is the way forward yes or no

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    Although my speech hasn't gone completely yet I have downloaded an app called ClaroCom. It can be found here
    http://www.claro-apps.com/clarocom/
    My speech therapist saw me last week and she said the best one was called Predictabl, but it cost 109. I was lucky enough that my local branch of the MNDA paid for it for me. It is really good.

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    Hi Kevin

    Thanks for bringing up this subject it really is an important one for all of us being effected by this illness. I have to say out of big time frustration this communication stuff is driving me bonkers!! I’m might throw a little tantrum here, but I hate, hate, hate, the lack of communicating with my best friend.

    My dear friend has been using ‘Speak it’ but now as hand mobility is worsening it’s not working as well. I find she barely uses it anymore. So now instead of joining the conversation she says nothing. She can still speak but no longer understandable, as well as the tone of her voice getting lower. Making it difficult to hear her as well as understand, so she avoids speaking. This is crazy!! How do we communicate now??

    Going back to meet with team tomorrow, hoping the speech therapist will have a solution to this problem if apps that require using hands are no longer working.

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    Hi Kevin You could ask your speech therapist to make a referral to the local MND branch for an iPad and text to speech app. I use 'Speak It.

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    Hi Kevin. I have bought an iPad and the Predicable speech app, it is a good combination. The voices are more natural and you do not have to sound like Steven Hawkin, who I believe has his "voice" copyrighted.

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    well thanks all backup buddies Terry its the old one but I am not going there technology is the way forward.The Trafford center have an apple mac shop my sister is booking me in for demo . thanks for the funding tip Marinda will look into that one . I know its no big thing buying this equiptment if I get it wrong its only money but all that help is priceless thanks all
    kevin

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    One other thing Kevin;

    Other than report back, is that the volume is quite quite on those devices. I tried an external small speaker on Trevor's I Pad and it did not work from the head phone socket. I don't know why but it might be worth trying or getting a blue tooth speaker if you want to get a word in edge ways with then women.

    I know exactly where you are coming from when you say, "that one has gone straight out of the window she has not o clue and some of the suggestions how dose the female brain work".

    The only thing is they do have so much extra work now that we are not doing everything for them. Ops

    Have fun, Terry

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