AbleNet Inc, Roseville, Minn, introduces a new program to offer Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance funding support through Talk To Me Technologies LLC.

The service can be used with the AbleNet SuperTalker progressive communicator and FL4SH scanning communicator products.

Talk to Me Technologies, Cedar Falls, Iowa, is an augmentative communication device company that assists people with significant speech impairments in obtaining assistive communication technology known as augmentative communication or AAC. Among its clients are people battling strokes, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), brain injuries, autism, and other developmental disabilities. The company handles the entire funding process and submits all claims and paperwork for equipment directly to the client’s insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, says AbleNet.

Jen Thalhuber, CEO of AbleNet said in a statement that “Without these funding resources, many people with severe disabilities would not be able to obtain communications tools such as the SuperTalker and FL4SH, creating additional hardship, and more limits to their ability to effectively communicate.”

The digital technology of SuperTalker provides clear sound and up to 25% more battery life, says AbleNet. It is user-friently and powerful enough to be the only voice-output device many users need. SuperTalker features 16 minutes of recording time and eight levels of messaging capability. AbleNet says AT Specialists find SuperTalker particularly useful as a portable assessment tool.

FL4SH scanning communicator helps special education and AAC professionals requiring a highly adaptable scanning communicator that can address a variety of situations in and out of the classroom. FL4SH features an out-of-the-box experience that includes activities for educators and students and a tutorial to get it up and running in less than 5 minutes.

AbleNet is an international company that provides educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. Offerings include a line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids, such as switches and wheelchair mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software.

[Source: AbleNet]