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2020: Oh, the possibilities of a new year! Time to focus on new routines, smart work habits, and healthy relationships. Speaking of healthy relationships . . . have you met Alexa yet? Alexa is a smart speaker with enormous potential for enriching the lives of people who are isolated or lonely, or who have communication, cognitive, and physical challenges. 


We hope you’ll join us!

For 2020’s first “They May Not Know . . . ” Free Webinar, I am partnering with my colleague, Daniele Raneri, to present “Amazon Alexa: An Introduction” on Wednesday, January 15th, 7-8 pm, EST.  


Wondering what Amazon’s Alexa can do?

Daniele and I will discuss how Alexa can be used for functionality and fun!  With Alexa, you can:

  • play Jeopardy
  • listen to weather forecasts and the news
  • turn on lights in a room
  • set reminders
  • ask questions
  • listen to music and audiobooks
  • drop into video calls
  • watch exercise videos

Yes!  There are options for video using the Echo Show 5 and 8, and we’ll discuss how that works, too.

Have privacy concerns? Join us to learn about a few ways you may not know exist to keep your life more private.


Alexa offered new possibilities for Dagmar

Dagmar Munn was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2010. For most individuals with ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease), their mind is keen throughout the progression of their disease, but their muscles slowly deteriorate, inevitably robbing them of their ability to access and manipulate most items used for activities of daily living.

In Munn’s article written in ALS News Today (https://alsnewstoday.com/2017/10/31/lessons-learned-from-echo-show/), she highlights the lessons she learned when using Alexa through an Echo Show. She was able to make simple requests for things that most individuals without physical disabilities, can do manually – she was able to ask Alexa to share jokes, the morning news, weather reports, and her favorite music. Munn explained that “if we keep our minds open to possibilities, technology can also teach us how to live better – despite those physical disabilities.” For many individuals with ALS and other physical disabilities, Alexa not only provides useful information that would otherwise be found by manually searching the web, but she provides independence to individuals who could never or who can no longer access their environment – she assists with turning on and off lights, controlling the television, operating the thermostat, and more. 


Register now for this free webinar

We encourage you to join us live on January 15th!  Register HERE for free.   A private Q & A session will follow for those who join the live session. Space is limited.  

Registrants will be able to view the recording free for one week following the live session. It will then be moved to our membership site to join other archived webinars, all of which are available for $25/month membership fee. Visit: ITTS Guides membership site at www.ittsguides.com to take a look at the titles of previously recorded webinars. 

If you’d like to learn more about Innovative Speech Therapy, follow me on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you’d like to contact me to talk about how to get more out of your digital devices to improve life and overcome communication, literacy and learning barriers, or anything else, just visit this page and pick a day and time for a free 15-minute consultation!

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