Rob Laffan, founder and CEO of TippyTalk, an enhanced AAC communication platform, will share insight into the importance of social inclusion for those living with verbal learning disabilities on March 28 at Naidex, Europe’s largest conference dedicated to people with disabilities. At the conference, Laffan will discuss how creating a platform for communication allows people with nonverbal disorders to gain independence and add value to their life.
As a parent of a child with nonverbal autism, Laffan was inspired to create a method that allowed his daughter to communicate her wants, needs and feelings. TippyTalk allows the person living with a verbal disability to converse with a parent or caregiver by translating customized pictures into personalized text messages, which are then sent to a family member’s or caregiver’s phone or tablet.
“Through my personal experience, I’ve learned that by promoting communication, I can also foster independent choice and include my daughter in experiences she might not understand without the app,” Laffan said. “By eliminating social isolation and limitation, I’m opening my daughter to the world around her.”
Unlike other AAC tools, TippyTalk is unique in that it removes the person with the verbal disability from the constraint of same room communication, while also reducing frustration for the person and their entire support network.
Available for both Apple and Android, TippyTalk can be downloaded via the TippyTalk website. To hear Laffan’s speak at Naidex, join him on Tuesday, March 28 at 15:30-16:00 in Theatre 7. Click here for more information on Rob’s talk.
TippyTalk, an enhanced AAC communication platform, allows a person living with a verbal disability to communicate by translating customized pictures into personalized text messages. TippyTalk is unique in that it removes the person with the verbal disability from the limitations of same room communication and provides a platform for social inclusion. Benefiting both the caregiver and person living with the disorder, the app provides instant communication anytime, anywhere. To learn more about the benefits of the app, and download a free trial, visit tippy-talk.com.