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Posts By Jeannie Krull

Jeannie Krull is a Senior Assistive Technology Consultant and Program Director with ASSISTIVE. She has worked with people with disabilities of all ages since 1991, and is an ASHA certified speech/language pathologist and a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional.


ASSISTIVE is pleased to announce that Jeff Pederson has joined the staff as Chief Executive Officer. He has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission for ASSISTIVE. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Valley City State University and worked toward his MBA at Minnesota […]

The ASSISTIVE Possibilities Fund Gives a Lift!

  One of the most natural things a person might want to do in life is to sit back and relax. However, if you live alone and cannot independently maneuver out of a comfy chair due to aging or a physical disability, this can be a difficult if not impossible activity.  Medicare may pay for […]

Aided Language Stimulation Explained by Cartoon!

Recently I attended a webinar from Saltillo, which had a great video for teachers and parents explaining Aided Language Stimulation  I have been sharing it with my parents and teachers quite a bit lately, so I thought it might be time to “blog it”. Aided Language Stimulation is a researched based type of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) […]

Claro PDF Pro: A Comprehensive App for Learning

I have been looking for an app that will take a picture of a form or worksheet, convert it to text, leave it in its current format, have an option to read the text aloud, AND allow you to write, type, or use speech recognition within the document. Whew!! And, no, I do not think that […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Assistive!

Happy Thanksgiving from Assistive! Our offices are closed Friday, November 24, 2017.

Claro ScanPen App: Another Tool for Reading!

We are so lucky now with the bevy of apps available to scan in text and have it read aloud such as with the KNFB reader and Prizmo apps.  I guess I am a little spoiled, though, because now I want more!! I have many clients who would like to be able to see the document in its […]

Stay Focused & Grow a Forest with this App!

Do you have trouble staying focused on a task because of your… “SQUIRREL!” …phone and all of its time-sucking apps?  Do you or your child have a diagnosed attention disorder and have trouble focusing due to the ever-present smartphone? If either of these scenarios is familiar, then the Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present app just might be a solution. […]

Belkin Takes the Stage: Two Tablet Stands for Scanning Docs and More!

We work with many people in the school and business worlds who need to be able to take pictures of text and have it read back through apps such as Prizmo and KNFB Reader. When more than a few pages need to be scanned, we suggest a tablet stand of some sort.  We recently acquired the Table […]

No Fee-Emergency Alert System for Home with Your Cell Phone!

I was recently working with a woman who wanted her husband to be able to stay at home safely with an emergency alert system, but they only had a cellphone and could not afford another monthly fee. We decided to try a combination of the Freedom Alert with the X-Link Bluetooth Adapter. The Freedom Alert is a […]

Mandan Office Closed September 25-26, 2017 for Fundraising Event

Hello! Our Mandan Office will be closed Monday, September 25, 2017, at 12 pm through Tuesday, September 26, 2017, for our Fundraising event.  We are sold out; however, if you would like to still make a donation, please click the link below, and then click on on the Tickets link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-possibilities-tickets-36616826915