PRN: Liberator Ltd Launch the LAMP Words for Life™ Augmentative and Alternative Communication iPad App for Autism

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Liberator Ltd Launch the LAMP Words for Life™ Augmentative and Alternative Communication iPad App for Autism

 
[07-October-2014]
 

PETERBOROUGH, England, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Following a successful launch in the USA, where the app is now enabling thousands of non-verbal individuals to communicate, LAMP Words for Life (WFL) is now available for iPad in the United Kingdom and Ireland along with a wide range of support options.

LAMP Words For Life™ is a full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app that combines the power of the PRC Unity® language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™) principles and strategies. LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles as well as clinical experiences that address the language development and communication needs of children with autism. It provides a consistent motor pattern for words and a systematic way to develop communication skills. More than 10,000 parents, caregivers, teachers and clinicians have been trained on LAMP worldwide, and significant gains in communication ability have been witnessed and documented.

The app combines 45 years of PRC/Liberator experience with the LAMP approach. It is appropriate for beginner communicators who are just learning that they can affect those around them, to skilled communicators with advanced language skills. Language development in typically developing children occurs through the combination of a consistent motor pattern, the sound that motor pattern produces, and the reaction they get from the environment. LAMP presents vocabulary in the same manner so those language connections can be developed.

The LAMP Words For Life™ app is symbol-based for those who are not yet literate; however, those symbols are paired with text to support literacy development.

What's included?

  • High quality Ivona text-to-speech voices.
  • Three developmentally progressive vocabulary files.
  • Pre-stored core and fringe words.
  • Vocabulary Builder: Allows chosen words to be visible while the remaining vocabulary is hidden.
  • Word Finder: Helps the user find where words are stored.
  • Ability to store customised vocabulary and edit individual buttons.

Three vocabulary files within the app support language development from current skill level onwards.

An introductory level features 83 core words that are only one touch away. Core words are the words that are most frequently used in speech and can be used in a variety of settings and activities.

A transition level requires a second button to be pressed before hearing those initial 83 core words paired with additional vocabulary. This level allows for the learning of extended motor patterns without the visual distractions of the full vocabulary file.

The full vocabulary file gives the device user access to verb conjugations and word endings such as + s, + er, and + est. It includes 3,000+ words and allows for the customisation of personalised vocabulary such as names, favourite foods, and favourite places.

Liberator Ltd (UK) is a subsidiary of Prentke Romich Company (USA), who were established in 1964 and are pioneers in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The Prentke Romich Company group also includes Saltillo Corporation (USA), Prentke Romich Deutchland (Germany) and Liberator Pty Ltd (Australia). These companies deliver a broad range of products and services to provide the most comprehensive line of AAC solutions in the industry. Our employee owners, many of whom have been with their organisations for more than 20 years, have dedicated their careers to assisting individuals with disabilities through the use of technology.

Visit http://www.liberator.co.uk/apps for more information on the app and training. For more information on the LAMP approach visit http://www.aacandautism.com.

Contact:


Ian Thompson
Managing Director
Mbl: +44(0)7900-376274
Tel: +44(0)1733-374997
http://www.liberator.co.uk

Liberator Limited
Registered Office: Whitegates, High Street, Swinstead, NG33 4PA
Registered in England No. 02590367

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