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Apps that are great for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.


coughCOUGH DROP

CoughDrop is an open, flexible communication app for people with complex communication needs. AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) apps have been around for over a decade, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to user interaction, flexibility and openness. CoughDrop is an effort to create an AAC app that can grow and expand with the user, make it easier to provide meaningful supports, and provide useful insights, all in a clean, cross-platform package. CoughDrop is built to run on all major devices, including desktop computers and laptops, iPads and iPhones, and Android tablets and phones


 lampLAMP

LAMP Words for Life is designed to meet the communication needs of children with autism. It combines the power of PRC’s Unity® language system and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™), a proven-therapeutic approach that uses consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary.

The app is appropriate for beginning communicators who are just learning that they can affect those around them to skilled communicators with advanced language skills. It features structured language and includes three vocabulary files and features within the app to support language development from the current skill level throughout their life.


 clickerClicker Communicator App
Clicker Communicator is the definitive AAC app that gives a voice to children and young people with speech and language challenges. This is the latest addition to Crick Software’s Clicker family, developed over 20 years and used worldwide.

 


gabbyGabby Tabs
Gabby Tabs is kid friendly augmentative communication app developed by parents of a non-verbal child with autism. Gabby Tabs helps and encourages children to communicate at home, in school, and on the go.

 

 


 gotalkGoTalk NOW
Turn your iPad into a GoTalk!  Attainment has been making augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools for 20 years! Our experience is front and center in GoTalk NOW — a flexible, yet powerful app for people who have difficulty speaking.

GoTalk NOW is a full-featured, customizable AAC app for the iPad, ideal for both the beginner and experienced communicator, that turns your iPad into a dynamic GoTalk in seconds with an easy-to-use, touch-based editor.


  speakSpeak for Yourself

Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation. This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard. Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access almost 14,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language! Powered by CereProc’s speech system to give our voices character, emotion, and personality. Regardless of their current language level, this application can meet people where they are and provide language for a lifetime, because it’s a basic human right to Speak for Yourself.

 Proloquo2GoProloquo2Go
Symbol-supported communication app to promote language development and grow communication skills, from beginning to advanced communicators.Proloquo2Go is the only AAC app that combines unique features, such as research-based vocabulary levels, (activity) templates to support motor-planning and ExpressivePower™ to express yourself. And all that with minimal customization effort!

 


 touch-chatTouchChat
TouchChat is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural speech.

 


aacornThe Intelligent Solution for Children with Autism, Apraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, MS and Developmentally Delayed Speech. aacorn is a revolutionary new augmentative assisted communications solution (AAC) with a very child friendly design and a revolutionary new system of presenting words ‘as they are needed’ via a dynamically changing ‘word tree’ with branching pathways. This not only makes words easier to find, it encourages children of all ages and abilities to expand their vocabulary, and enables them to speak both simple and complex sentences with relative ease. Parents, health and educational professionals should be very excited by the arrival of aacorn as the world’s first ‘intelligent’ AAC solution that will help to unlock a child’s real potential to communicate.


 avazAvaz
Avaz is a full-featured, therapist-endorsed AAC app with an additional training layer to equip parents & caregivers with the strategies involved in therapy. Avaz is also a great learning and speech therapy tool for children with Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Aspergers and other non-verbal conditions. Avaz offers so much in one app, yet is intuitive and easy-to-use.

Avaz has set vocabulary with pictures (Symbolstix) and voice recordings (Ivona) to help your child create messages through touch. You can also customize the vocabulary for the child, by taking pictures and recording voices through Avaz.


OneVoice

OneVoice turns the iPad or iPhone into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Building on the simplicity of iOS devices, OneVoice is easy to understand, and designed for usability above everything else.
Though OneVoice comes with a pre-populated vocabulary (focused on children) the real value is that you can easily add your own phrases and photos to create a custom experience. Hundreds of words and phrases with corresponding pictures are displayed in various categories. Children can construct a sentence from words and with the tap of the button their phrases are spoken aloud! Words are even highlighted as they are spoken.

PandaPalPandaPal

PandaPal – Autism Communication System is a easy to use Communication System, designed by Kim Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. This communication system allows verbally-impaired individuals to communicate and improves speech and language skills. Panda Pal uses real photos and an adorable gender-neutral.


 TalkTablet TalkTablet US

TalkTabletUS, with 6 US English ACAPELA voices (including children’s voices) & 1 Latin American Spanish voice, is a fully-featured AAC speech solution for people who are unable to communicate clearly as a result of Autism, Aphasia, Down Syndrome, Stroke, Laryngectomy or other condition that adversely affects a persons ability to speak.

 

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