East Randolph, VT (PressExposure) November 10, 2008 -- Arlene Disbrow, inventor of the Point to Communicate system, received a phone call from a nurse at the DHMC Laryngectomy unit. She told Ms Disbrow, "I found your booklet in the laryngectomy unit. Some of our patients can't read but none of them can talk. I left the booklet where it was on the table. When I returned I found the patients using the booklet to communicate with each other. I was so surprised and delighted. Even the patients who couldn't read were able to use the booklet. It was amazing." The Point to Communicate system, which is in the form of a booklet, assists those who cannot speak but still have mental clarity to communicate their essential needs, indicate pain ratio and location, and much more by pointing to the appropriate image. Speech pathologists and nurses are also applauding Ms Disbrow for making their job easier. "We don't have to find a translator. This saves us time and we can do our job better." New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Danvers, MA recently made similar comments when viewing Ms Disbrow's booklet for hospitals before purchasing.