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Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCA) / Speech Generating Device (SGD)

Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCA) / Speech Generating Device (SGD)

How to pronounce:
vɔɪs ˈaʊtpʊt kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən eɪdz (viː-əʊ-siː-eɪ) / spiːʧ ˈʤɛnəreɪtɪŋ dɪˈvaɪs (ɛs-ʤiː-diː)

Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCA) / Speech Generating Device (SGD)
Definition:

Device that supplements a user’s current means of communication through a synthesized or recorded speech output including devices that support single or multi-level systems having either static display (where the user must physically change the display/level) or dynamic display (where the display is automatically changed when the user presses a specific location on the screen).