InnerVoice Supports 10 Evidence Based Practices
Updated: Mar 17, 2018
The American Speech-Language, Hearing Association (ASHA) uses a well-known definition put forth by David Sackett and colleagues to define evidence based practices.
"Evidence-based medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values." (Sackett D et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2000, p.1)
According to The National Professional Development Center (NPDC) many interventions for autism exist, only some have been shown to be effective through scientific research. Interventions that researchers have shown to be effective are called evidence-based practices. The Center has identified 27 evidence-based practices.
InnerVoice is a unique app that can work like a typical AAC device: letting your thoughts and feelings be heard and understood by others. Unlike traditional AAC apps, though, InnerVoice combines facial expressions, emotions, written words, and actions with speech, providing a complete multi-sensory learning experience. You can even share your words with others by making videos of the avatars speaking your message: post your thoughts to social media, send a text message -- it's up to you!
Below is a table that illustrates how InnerVoice supports 10 NPDC evidence based practices. Designed by speech-language pathologists, certified autism specialists, assistive technology specialists, and educators, InnerVoice is perfect for non-verbal learners, parents, teachers, therapists, or people with no disabilities: InnerVoice makes communication available to anyone.