What is a supervisor in CoughDrop?

Supervisors are linked to a user's account and have access to account information. If a teacher, therapist, administrator, parent, etc. is working with an individual, then all of these people can be connected to the user's account as supervisors. Supervisors can see usage reports, logs, etc. They can modify a user's boards and access preferences from their own devices, and can download a copy of the user's vocabulary set for use on their own devices. Supervisors can also communicate with the user and each other by posting messages to the user's log.


There are two types of supervisors available within CoughDrop. By default, any supporter who registers for a free account will have a "modeling" account which will allow that supervisor to model words and phrases from the speech boards of the communicator accounts that they supervise.  

If a supervisor would like to be able to edit speech boards and settings for the communicators they supervise, they will need to purchase a "supporter" account for a one-time fee of $25.  Learn more about these account types in our support article on that topic here.  

Learn a bit more about CoughDrop's account options here.

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A supervisor's dashboard is slightly different than a regular communicator's. Supervisors will see a list of all the users they supervise, and they will have access to quick links for things like a communicator's reports, boards, account page, etc. In addition, a supervisor can see a combined list of recent sessions for all of their communicators, and will receive notifications of any changes to the boards of communicators they supervise.

Supervisors will see additional options when performing certain actions like copying a board or setting a home board. These new options will let them perform actions on their own behalf, or on behalf of communicators that they supervise. In addition, while in Speak Mode a supervisor will see a new menu option, "Switch Communicators" which will let them quickly toggle between different communicators and their board sets for things like modeling.

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