CSMenuHave you heard about CoreScanner™!  We LOVE it!  It is a vocabulary system designed for switch scanning based on the Words for Life™ vocabulary.  We have several students who had never used two switches to scan before trying the Accent 1000 or Accent 1400 with CoreScanner™.  After an initial model with the system, 5 out of 6 students we tried it with were scanning to speak within the first 30 minute session using the Cornerstones vocabulary.

Check out the CoreScanner™ video that PRC created to demonstrate the system.

My favorite part about CoreScanner™ is that it allows users to gradually increase vocabulary while maintaining consistent motor plans.  At the Cornerstones level, users select words from a field of 8 using linear scanning.  At the Pathway level, users use block scanning to select words from 9 word blocks with a total of 84 locations.  At the JAM and Blast levels, users have access to word families and the ability to add custom vocabulary.

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So far, all of my students have used two switches at either the head or with their hands to access CoreScanner™.  You should definitely check it out and consider for students who need switches to access AAC systems!