What is Dynavox?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Augmentative Speech Device

Augmentative Speech Device is any computerised device which allows a user to form words and sentences through electronic controls.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Voice changes 9 1
Improve communication 7 1
Difficulty speaking (dysarthria) 3 0
Difficulty projecting voice 2 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Loss of voice 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dynavox

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Dynavox

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dynavox

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Dynavox

Duration

Currently using Dynavox

Duration Patients
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Dynavox

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
Last updated:

3 patient evaluations for Dynavox

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

May 23, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 27, 2009 (Started Nov 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for TALK)
  • Side effects
    Mild (people say hard to understand, works slow)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: dynavox is ok but not perfect
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: people say hard to understand, works slow

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 1 helpful mark
Last updated:
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