AAC Evaluation Genie
By Hump Software
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AAC Evaluation Genie is an informal diagnostic tool that is intended to assist speech-language pathologists and others with identifying skill areas that relate specifically to the language representation methods commonly found on augmentative communication systems. The purpose of AAC Evaluation Genie is not to identify a particular speech generating device, but rather build a framework for selecting an appropriate augmentative communication device for ongoing evaluation and / or device trial.
There are 14 subtests that can be administered with screening options available for each subtest.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to visually track and identify a single icon from 5" to 1" in size.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to visually track and discriminate a single icon from 5" to 1" in size.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by stated function.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common verb (action word) vocabulary.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by category group inclusion.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify a noun by associated feature or function.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by category inclusion.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by category exclusion.
Pixon Core Vocabulary
This activity evaluates the recognition and identification of common core vocabulary words not easily represented with pictures using Pixon® symbols.
Unity Core Vocabulary
This activity evaluates the identification of common core vocabulary words not easily represented with pictures using Minspeak Unity® symbols.
Unity Icon Patterns
This activity evaluates the identification of vocabulary organized by Minspeak Unity® semantic / linguistic patterns.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to describe basic pictures using a simulated AAC display.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to read text and select a target word from a list of four choices.
What's New in Version 1.5
Fixed crashing experienced by some users.
Systematic Eval of Basic Skills
This app is an instrumental part of most of my (hundreds) of AAC evaluations. I use it to give me information about simple touch access, discrimination with distractors, quick receptive vocab skills, and language organizational knowledge (categorization, association, problem solving with symbols). I love that it creates a data sheet that I just screen shot and save after each student to print later. I don't see this as a therapy tool but an effective way to get quick, systematic information that relates to my AAC device decisions.
A good start, but...
There's a lack of customization options. For example, the speech rate cannot be slowed, the reward sound cannot be changed (the current one is startling for some clients and childish), and the therapist cannot choose where to begin in a section (repetitive and frustrating, especially for those with short attention span).
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, THERE IS NO OPTION FOR SAVING DATA WITHIN THE APP. I have multiple clients and have to return to the resource room following each one if I want to print out results. If I start a new client without doing this, data from my previous client is gone. This feature has been mentioned many times in these reviews, yet it has never been added.
Some good ideas.
I think this app has some great ideas but it still needs to become more user friendly. First, make the rate of speech and the rate at which the prompts are given adjustable. Some kids cannot process that quickly. Then, make the data save-able, even printable. I didn't know how to save it and lost everything the kid did. (Still don't, in fact.). I'm sure I'll think of mor suggestion but this is it for now.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 10, 2013
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 37.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Celeste Helling
- © 2012 Hump Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.