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AACORN is the revolutionary assistive communication technology for non-verbal and speech delayed children that goes beyond what is possible with traditional AAC apps.
AACORN replaces the outdated grid of folders layout used by lst generation AAC apps and devices (where far too often children can’t find the words they need), and introduces a radical new research-based design for children that is much easier to use and -unique to aacorn- enables users to learn and use rich language including grammar!
Here is just some of the feedback from leading speech experts:
+ "aacorn signals a revolution in the way we provide AAC support to children.. The first to really capitalize on the strengths of the iPad" - Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson (University of Edinburgh).
+ "BridgingApps highly recommends Aacorn AAC app and think this app has great potential for kids ..help with making sentences as well as communicating basic words" - Bridging Apps (Easter Seals)
+ "LOVE the word tree! If I needed an AAC this is the kind of interface I would want!" - Dr Robin Parker (PraacticalAAC)
+ "This innovative AAC app really could change the way we introduce, teach and model AAC systems to early communicators." - Amanda Hartmann (SLP)
Through a unique system of branching pathways we call the Word Tree™ your child makes a word choice and new branches with suggestions for the next word in a sentence present themselves AUTOMATICALLY. No More ‘hunting and pecking’ for hidden single words, and the first aac to focus on the relationships/connections between words!! The difference is amazing and can only be found in aacorn!
aacorn bridges the huge gap between laminated picture cards (PECS) and complex AAC apps designed for adults. It can often be more engaging for children, but is also incredibly powerful, making communication more accessible to children who cannot yet type or spell or who find the older grid-based systems so frustrating.
• Learns to PREDICT what a child wants to say!
The only AAC app with this unique and powerful feature - opening communication to users of all ages and abilities.
• Designed especially for CHILDREN
Incredibly easy to learn and setup. Makes makes full use of the features of the iPad (not like other AAC apps that look and act exactly like 20year old devices).
• Adapts to ALL cognitive abilities and needs
The first ‘intelligent’ AAC software. aacorn recognises each child's needs and adapts itself so that even pre-literate children can make and speak complex sentences!
• TEACHES Language and Grammar
Aacorn helps children develop language by visually modelling the 'relationships' between different words! This is UNIQUE to aacorn and very often means children form sentences MUCH faster and expand their vocab AND understanding!
• REAL Childrens Voices
A child isn’t a robot and so aacorn comes with real children's voices. Choose between boy and girl English US, UK, and Australian voices, speaking very expressive words. Or use the built-in recording studio to record new voices.
• Grows with YOUR Child.
Change almost anything: create new words and categories, modify or disable existing ones, save favourites, add photos, even use the built-in drawing tools to personalise things.
aacorn can and is being used by even the youngest or most delayed communicators, and delivers a number of world-firsts for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, MS, Apraxia, developmental delays or difficulty learning language.
What's New in Version 1.5.3
General Performance Improvements
Restored the ability to add a category as a shortcut
Planting the tree to communication
I cant speak highly enough about Aacorn. In the 5 months I have been working with this AAC I have seen huge gains in my son’s functional communication. My son has gone from having very little communication, besides hand leading and a few vocal words, to unprompted requests in full sentences!
Aacorn has been easy to navigate for my almost 5 year old, and the word tree has been a huge asset in not only adding words to his vocabulary but also keeping him engaged in the moment- almost as if the word tree is helping to continue the communication.
I have also found that the app has also aided in other ways besides communication. The most profound added bonuses for my son has been his ability to read and associate words with pictures!
Thank you, Aacorn!
Great AAC app!
My 8 year old daughter is completely nonverbal and has limited communication. We've tried other AAC apps without much success. We decided to give AAcorn a shot and took advantage of the free trial period. As a parent I find it easy to use and program. My daughter is more interested in it than the other apps we've tried....it's interactive and child friendly and I think it seems more like a game to her. There is also support available if questions come up. I'm looking forward to seeing where AAcorn will take my daughter! I would definitely recommend this app to families looking to increase communication!
Love our AACorn!
Cannot say enough good things about this app! We have been very happy with AACorn for our 3yo daughter w/22q11.2 deletion syndrome & suspected Apraxia. She can combine words & make requests much easier with AACorn than Proloque2go. The support is UNBEATABLE with AACorn, too. Every question is answered very quickly & feedback is truly heard & applied in updates. If only more SLP's would use AAcorn for kids who are not quite ready for other devices/apps!