Unlocking the Full Potential of Spoken's Saved Phrases
Spoken’s saved phrases feature is a powerful tool, capable of storing ready-made phrases so you don’t need to enter them over and over again. In this post, we offer broad suggestions for how to best take advantage of it so that you can enhance your communication.
It’s possible that you’ll need to use AAC in an urgent situation. In those cases, it’s imperative to say what you need to as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of yourself or others. Here are a few examples of phrases that could be useful to have on standby in those instances:
- I’m in danger.
- Call the police.
- Call an ambulance.
- I need immediate asisstance.
Introductions, greetings, and other pleasantries are something you’re bound to use often, so why not prepare them ahead of time?
- Hello, my name is ____.
- Hi! How are you?
- What have you been up to lately?
- It’s nice to meet you!
- I am nonverbal and need to use my device to communicate, please give me time to respond.
Is there a menu item you always come back to? Make it easy by storing it in your saved phrases! You can also leverage saved phrases to keep information about your dietary restrictions or preferences on tap.
- Can I please have a large black coffee?
- I’ll have a slice of pepperoni and mushroom pizza, please.
- Please leave off the mayonnaise.
- Do you have any vegetarian options?
School and Learning
Saved phrases can be incredibly powerful in an educational environment. They make it much easier to ask for clarification, request assistance, or have something repeated.
- I don’t understand.
- I have a question.
- Can you explain this to me?
- Please repeat that.
Saved Phrases can also make your shopping experiences more convenient. In a store where there are many people, brevity may be key.
- How much does this cost?
- Can I try this on?
- Can you please reach the top shelf for me?
- What are the store hours?
Health and Medical
Having information about your health or medical conditions on tap can be vital as well. It will allow you to accurately and efficiently communicate this critical information with healthcare providers, caregivers, or emergency responders.
- I’m not feeling so well.
- I have a heart condition.
- I am diabetic and need insulin.
- I have a medical allergy to ____.
There are plenty of other situations not covered in the above categories in which saved phrases could come in handy. Here are a few examples:
- Where is the restroom?
- Can you speak more slowly? It helps me understand better.
- Can you show me on a map?
- I’m feeling overwhelmed right now. Can we find a quiet place to decompress?
The saved phrases feature is an incredibly powerful tool that empowers individuals to overcome communication challenges and express themselves effectively. We strongly encourage readers to take full advantage of this feature. By utilizing saved phrases, individuals can enhance their ability to communicate, streamline interactions, and accurately convey important information. Whether it’s for everyday conversations, medical situations, or specific contexts like shopping, saved phrases reliably allow individuals to express their needs, preferences, and thoughts with confidence and ease. We believe that by embracing and utilizing this powerful feature, individuals can unlock more effective communication.
Spoken is an app that helps people with aphasia, nonverbal autism, and other speech and language disorders.