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Speech Generated Devices (SGDs)

A speech generated device is a type of assistive technology device that provides an alternative way for people to make their thoughts and needs known, other than writing. SGDs range from custom-made picture boards to computer-based systems.

Speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists work together with the patient, their family, and school staff to find a speech generated device that best meets needs.

Typical patients have a limited ability to communicate or interact. We serve patients of all ages and conditions, but typical conditions of patients served are:

  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Anoxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down's syndrome

Contact the Rehab Technology Center about Speech Generated Devices

616.242.0342 or 800.211.4813


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