Mike Speaks Out

This month I have been using a new communication device on a trial basis. It’s a tablet-type device that attaches to my bedside table and I control it by hitting a clicker. I can prepare messages for staff and when they enter my room, they can either read it on my screen or I can hit a “speak” button and it will verbalize it.


This will be life-changing as staff were not understanding anything I was communicating on my letter board. I can also write notes independently now, and eventually, I will even be able to control my television with it. It has been amazing to be able to independently speak through using this device. I can finally express myself again!

Mike Koutis

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