*Proudly used by Dillan for Autism Acceptance Month 2016*

Assistive Apps presents Assistive Express, an affordable Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Device, catered to people with difficulty in speech. The biggest challenge for such users when using AAC devices is the number of key strokes or hits required to construct any sentences, which can take up a significant amount of time to have a decent conversation with anyone. To overcome this challenge, Assistive Express is designed to be simple and efficient, allowing users to express their views and thoughts at the most express manner, with natural sounding voices.

-Landscape and Portrait Modes to cater to different needs
-Word Prediction to minimize the keystrokes required
-Adaptive learning of new vocabulary into the word prediction list
- Favorites list for users to save commonly used sentences
-3 voices included for user to pick
-Adjustable volume and speed for voices
-Large font and buttons for easy access
-Recent list for quick access to previously spoken sentences
-Self-learning "next word" prediction
-Favorites can be reordered
-Share to Twitter, Facebook, Messages, Email etc.
-Font size is adjustable
-Prediction can be enabled/disabled
- *New* Only supports iOS8 and newer.
- *New* Added share capabilities on favorite and recent. Try to touch and hold any conversation on these pages to share and copy!
Assistive Express is currently only designed for the English Language.

What's New

Version 4.0.2

Fixed external keyboard bug

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Best AAC program for adults without voice.


I lost my voice to cancer 4 years ago. Communicating with steno pad and pen was frustrating, ESP with my bad handwriting. As soon as iPad came out I got one and scoured the apps for an easy to use AAC program that would basically allow me text to speech. Of all the AAC programs I have tried assistive chat provides the best bang for the buck. The voices are not robotic, they are expressive and best of all they are loud. These are the loudest voices I have gotten in any app. They are not drowned out by normal background noise. The word prediction is very good. That and able to store favorites makes this the full meal deal. I have paid much more for several programs and have not been nearly as satisfied. My wish list is for more voice options and maybe some quick hit buttons. I recommend this for any one who needs a voice.

Assistive Express v3.4


Assistive Express v3.4 does work fine with iPad 2 running iOS v6.1.3. To make it work, uninstall current version. Then in AppStore, select 'purchased' apps and find Assistive Express again. Click cloud icon to download the program. Let download finish completely, it is a long download. Make sure the iPad does not turn off or go to sleep during the download. After completion, the app will run fine. You will be first greeted with a dark 'how to' screen and then press 'start' to begin program. Your first install/update did not complete properly which gave you the problem. Hope this helps. The new version is quite good and has a cleaner interface than the older version. Good luck!

Works well


Great app, worked great. Then 2 days after purchase stopped working with iPhone 3GS internal speaker. I found that if I had the ringer switch on the side of the phone in the off (don't ring) position it muted the app for the internal speaker. Now I know to have the ringer on if I want to use the app. I like this app better than any of the less expensive apps. But it needs a bigger starting vocabulary. Fortunately it learns new words.
Recently purchased ipad2, and this app works very well on it. I have ALS and cannot speak. This app on the ipad2 is allowing me to continue to communicate.


Kiat Ng
221.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. US English Female Voice Tracy $1.99
  2. US English Male Voice Will $1.99
  3. US English Male Voice Saul $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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