Dog is Learning to Talk Through Speech-Buttons

Stella knows 29 already words and can even form coherent sentences

November 7, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA (WBEB-FM) – Christina Hunger, a speech-pathologist in California, is quite literally teaching her 18-month-old dog, Stella, how to communicate and talk through a series of push-activated buttons.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what your dog wants?

This is incredible.

Last night, right before this video was taken, I accidentally said “ball” on Stella’s device while I was actually reaching for a different word. But, Stella took this very seriously! She picked up her ball, dropped it on her device, and said “Good” (Translation: Good idea, Mom!) • I started recording right after she said “Good” and caught the rest of her thought: “Happy ball want outside!” • Like all AAC users, Stella thrives when we talk to her using her device and say words that she loves. She never needs to know it was on accident! -- • • • • • #hunger4words #stellathetalkingdog #slpsofinstagram #speechtherapy #AAC #ashaigers #slp #corewords #SLPeeps #slp2be #aacawarenessmonth #earlyintervention #languagedevelopment #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #doglife #dogs #animalpsychology #doglover #dogvideos #sandiegodog #catahoula #blueheeler #smartdog #dogcommunication #mydogtalks #animalcommunication #interspeciescommunication #loveanimals

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As for Stella’s favorite thing to say… it is “beach.” And I can totally relate.

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