Augmentative and Alternative Communication Apps Provide Stress-Free Medical Appointments
Having speech and language difficulties is stressful and presents challenges to everyday life. Visiting a doctor’s office can be even more stressful because it is hard to express important issues when dealing with communication barriers. To facilitate better patient/doctor exchanges, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods are being used. Today, AAC applications are making a mark in the mobile world, proving this type of communication has benefits for both patients and doctors when used in practice.
Augmentative and alternative communication encompasses all of the methods of communicating that can replace or supplement speech and/or writing for those who have trouble producing or comprehending spoken language. Those who produce or utilize medical applications that feature AAC communication will see amazing return on investment (ROI) as these apps make medical appointments more efficient and satisfying for the doctor and patient. Individuals who suffer from speech and language difficulties due to stroke, autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, or muscular dystrophy can better communicate through the following AAC tactics: the use of pictures to represent words, the ability to record conversations for later playback, the ability to construct sentences by tapping on words, and the use of large text and graphics.
With the high number of patients who have speech and language difficulties in need of routine medical care, it is wise for doctors to have at least one AAC communication medical app on their mobile device. iPhone® apps, iPad® apps, Android™ tablet apps, and Android™ smartphone apps that feature augmentative and alternative communication have received positive feedback and show potential for huge benefits to speech and language therapy. Augmentative and alternative communication applications optimize appointments for doctors and patients at the same time, heightening ROI and reducing stress.
To contribute to providing the highest-quality medical care to patients with speech and language difficulties, consider contacting a universal developer like DDA Apps™ for information on custom app development. The professional teams at DDA Apps have a long history of working with medical clients to produce the most innovative medical applications on the market today. DDA Apps is a full-service division of Dynamic Digital Advertising, LLC that is comprised of experienced programmers, designers, illustrators, animators, videographers, and copywriters. DDA Apps makes the process of creating the most effective and user-friendly mobile medical apps easy. Contact DDA Apps today for more information about creating an AAC communication app.
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