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Dynavox - Mobile Activity Player

DynaVox Mayer-Johnson's New Mobile Activity Player Supports Learning in Class, After School, and at Home PITTSBURGH, Nov 05, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, the world's leading provider of communication and education products for individuals with significant speech, language and learning disabilities, announces the Mobile Activity Player. Using a small, portable touch screen computer with wireless connectivity, the Mobile Activity Player lets students experience interactive learning in virtually any environment.


The Mobile Activity Player provides a portable platform that allows students to access interactive educational activities created with Boardmaker Plus! This engaging new tool provides a fun experience for students and encourages their participation in the learning process. Educators, speech-language pathologists and parents can use the Mobile Activity Player to: -- Deliver individualized activities to each student or client regardless of whether staff is stationary, itinerant or mobile.

-- Download free interactive activities from AdaptedLearning.com.

-- Motivate students to demonstrate new skills by making learning fun.

-- Expose a learner's hidden potential.

-- Continue the learning process at home, during school breaks, or when a learner must be absent from the classroom.

-- Jump-start learning with the Curriculum Companions included with each purchase.

"With desktop computers, it's often difficult for staff to integrate technology into the daily activities," said Barbara Chwierut, speech-language pathologist and assistive technology coordinator at AERO Special Education Cooperative in Burbank, IL. "The Mobile Activity Player made it easy for staff to integrate technology across all areas of the curriculum. The students were highly motivated to work when given the Mobile Activity Player, and often demonstrated skills that were not previously recognized."Thousands of free interactive lessons and activities are available at AdaptedLearning.com, and a variety of ready-to-use curricular content is available for purchase at Mayer-Johnson's online store or through AdaptedLearning.com.

A fully-functioning Windows computer, the Mobile Activity Player can run any software compatible with the XP Home operating system. Its integrated keyboard also aids in literacy activities.

The Mobile Activity Player costs $749, and includes Boardmaker Plus Player and three titles from Mayer-Johnson's library of Curriculum Companions. Discounts are available for multiple unit purchases. Volume discounts on Curriculum Companions are also available when purchasing the Mobile Activity Player.

About DynaVox Mayer-JohnsonDynaVox Mayer-Johnson is the world's leading developer and provider of speech communication and education solutions designed to help children and adults challenged by significant speech, language and learning disabilities make meaningful connections and participate in the home, classroom and the community. The company's DynaVox line of speech communication devices gives a voice to the millions of people who are unable to use speech as their primary means of communication due to the effects of conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, autism and intellectual disabilities. The Mayer-Johnson line of print-based and on-screen education products engage students in the learning process and support academic achievement. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial culture, the company develops technology-based products and offers an extensive customer support program to assist individuals as well as their families and support professionals. For more information about DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, visit www.dynavoxtech.com.

SOURCE DynaVox Mayer-Johnsonhttp://www.dynavoxtech.com

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