A collection of linked augmentative communication pages for a child in the home environment. Includes pages for eating, drinking, feelings, needs, getting dressed, washing up, sensory toys, favorites, books, songs, people games, and much more. This version uses real photos. (We offer this product in several versions with different symbol sets.)
Voice: Boy (AT&T Natural Voice w/ pitch shift)
Language: US English
Grid size: 4 rows x 4 cols
Symbol set: Real photos
No. pgs: 57 (plus 22 Core Words pgs)
• Emphasis on Core Words
• Easy editing and customization
• Add an unlimited number of speaking, linking pages
• Camera image acquisition directly in the cells
• Access to all provided images and user images
• Easily show, dim, or hide cells
• Opacity of dimmed cells is fully adjustable
• Dimmed cells remain active or can be disabled
• Restore lets you delete pages and bring them back
• Text-to-speech and recorded audio
• Word prediction with a 150k word library
• Optional word learning and tracking of frequency of word use
• 1x-3x cell magnification for low vision (scanning and direct select modes)
• Page previews and a search bar
• Undo button
• Direct access to social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and email
• 30-day user activity log in AAC Institute's LAM format
• Data tracking with privacy toggle and recording indicator
• iCloud backup may be enabled
• One- and two-switch scanning
• Sequential and row/column scanning
• Auditory preview
• Bluetooth and direct touch scanning
• Supports RJ Cooper, AbleNet, Therapy Box, and Inclusive Technology Bluetooth switches
Bug fix: Button image edits broken on iPad Air 2 in v 1.2.0 are now working (iPad 2 and iPad Air did not have this issue)
Ratings and Reviews
Good start, some lovely age appropriate ideas
First what I love- real pictures vs symbols. The app has age appropriate pages and some really lovely ideas- such as the ability to "sing along" with a favorite song or "read" a favorite book.
Not so great- navigation from page to page- honestly it is just not independently usable for a child because of the lack of a "home screen"
voices- the original pre-programed symbols all have a adult female voice, however if you edit or add anything then you can choose and adult male voice... Very silly sounding when attempting sentences. I was expecting a child's voice based on the app description.
All in all this was a good starter app for us as it allowed us to try out AAC and learn what I am looking for in the long run.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.