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PRC Donates Speech-Generating Device to Tennessee First Grader with Severe Speech Disabilities

                       Employees of Assisitive Technology Leader Present Accent™ 1000 to Delaney

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Introducing NuVoiceâ„¢ Version 2.0 Software for Accentâ„¢ Devices

PRC is excited to introduce NuVoice™ 2.0 software for Accent™ devices. NuVoice 2.0 incorporates a variety of new display configurations, including new skins and skin options, resizeable keys and grids, and some new feedback options for scanning. We have also introduced several new assignable tools, new Unity® MAPS, and a completely new language system specific to switch scanners.

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Proposed Changes to Medicare Coverage for Speech-Generating Devices (SGDs)

Whether you are a clinician who works in AAC, have a family member who uses a communication device or are a device user, you should be aware of significant changes to Medicare coverage of Speech-Generating Devices (SGDs). These changes have forced users of Medicare-funded devices to be without their devices if they are hospitalized or admitted to a nursing home. Additional changes have been proposed that would limit Medicare funding to devices that have extremely limited functionality.

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A Letter from Barry Romich to the Secretary of Health and Human Services Regarding Changes to CMS Coverage for AAC Devices

4  September, 2014The Honorable Dr. Sylvia M. BurwellSecretary of Health and Human Services200 Independence Ave SWWashington, DC 20201 RE: Changes to CMS Coverage for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices Severely Limit          the Utility of these Crucial Devices Dear Madam Secretary: I am the Chairman of the Board and co-founder of the Prentke Romich Company (PRC), a small business in Wooster, Ohio.

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Noah Trembly selected for 18th Annual Edwin and Esther Prentke Distnguished Lecture Award

Ohio University student Noah Trembly has been selected to present the 18th Annual Edwin and Esther Prentke Distinguished Lecture at the 18th Annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association (AHSA) Convention in Orlando, FL. The award cover's Noah's expenses for the conference as well as an honorarium.

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