We are excited about the completely new design of Quick Talk AAC! Working with educators, therapists, engineers, parents, and individuals who are non-verbal, we have developed a communication that anyone can use! Quick Talk was designed with a simple mission - to change the world by giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Our goal is to make it as quick as possible for you to talk. We made this app as mobile, simple, and flexible as possible, so for one small fee you can have everything you need to communicate. Don't spend your time setting up; spend your time talking!
Quick Talk AAC has been effectively used by individuals with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, and other special needs, both at home and in a school environment. There is a huge need for an assistive technology that can equip those who are non-verbal with the ability to communicate. Typical Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and apps are either too expensive or too complicated. We have set out to change this by providing an affordable solution to everyone with access to iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. We developed Quick Talk with the advice and guidance from experts in speech therapy, educators, and individuals who use AAC devices to pack it full of features, while keeping simplicity and cost in mind. The outcome is a one-of-a-kind app that we believe will change many lives.
We believe Quick Talk is going to make a huge difference in peoples' lives and are committed to its continual improvement. Please email us any suggestions you may have about how we can further improve Quick Talk as we take your feedback seriously.
Key Quick Talk AAC Features:
** Easy to Use Design - easy to navigate, great to look at, and fun to use
** 50 high quality voices from 24 languages to choose from (male and female)
** Typing Mode - learns your favorite words and phrases as you type
** Sentence Strip to combine your words and phrases using both your personal audio and text-to-speech voice (iPad)
** Backup feature that allows you to save, share or transfer your profiles easily
** Profiles allow for multiple users and/or setups
** Includes Smarty Symbols library of 11,000 symbols developed by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
** Quick access to Yes/No from every screen
** Ability to personalize all Profiles, Categories, and Pages with personal
** Create pages with 2-8 speech buttons each to expand your options
** Create unlimited profiles, categories, and pages and personalize them with pictures, Text-to-Speech, or Personal Audio
** Easy navigation options for anyone to use
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About Digital Scribbler, Inc
Founded by Russ Ewell, Digital Scribbler is a technology company, whose "built in the garage" origin story typifies Silicon Valley. This garage is now more mentality than place. It is a mindset which says, "If we can dream it, we can build it." We dreamed of creating an affordable communication app, which was capable of giving the verbally challenged a voice. It needed to be mobile, simple, and flexible. Quick Talk AAC was the result, and it has been helping those in silence speak ever since.
Added 50 high-quality voices from 24 languages to use for text-to-speech
Added ability to backup and transfer your personal customization to other devices using your favorite cloud storage (iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc)
Added thumbnails for category view
Added ability to customize Yes/No button speech
Updated for iOS 11
Ratings and Reviews
A great and simple to use app!!
The ability to communicate is an essential life skill to have. It is important for my students with communication difficulties to be able to communicate basic needs and wants independently. It is also important for my students to have engaging conversations with their peers. Quick Talk facilitates this experience where my students can do both.
My students with low muscle tone and who have trouble coordinating the muscles find the two-option layout in Quick Talk easier to access and navigate information independently. The students begin by personalizing their Quick Talk settings, practice accessing their desired information with help and then work towards accessing the information on their own.
Quick Talk also facilitates a natural flow of conversation between peers and staff. Some students won't stay long enough to hear what the student with communication difficulties has to say. Using Quick Talk, students can access their information faster, allowing the students to engage in longer conversations.
The arrows on the screen are a helpful visual tool for the students to be able o now where to navigate throughout Quick Talk. Great app!!
A must-have for SLP's
I love this app! As a speech-language pathologist I've seen many AAC apps and this is the first that I've been able to use within minutes. It took me about 5 minutes to learn how to program the device and use it. I can use it with several of the students on my caseload, all with varying degrees of communication challenges, for Yes/No questions, simple choices, inclusion during circle times, classroom participation, and more. I don't have to switch devices or apps, I can just use Quick Talk. The teachers are able to program this app easily and it doesn't take several training sessions to implement use with their students. This app is able to bridge the gap between communicating basic wants and needs and complex phrases/sentences. It's the quickest way for providing someone with quick, functional communication.
Easy to use
As a special educator working with nonverbal students, I'm constantly looking for easy AAC apps. Quick Talk allows the user to personalize options, words, and icons. The simple 2 option presentation and sliding for more is easy to use for everyone involved. One of my students has a love movies and we use these as reinforcers. With Quick Talk I can customize a movie category with their particular favorites for them to choose the movie of their choice. The option for pictures (both clipart and personal) and words allows for all levels of literacy access. Communicating emotions is particularly difficult for a number of my students. Charts can be overwhelming to chose from, but with Quick Talk it is simplified by presenting 2 at a time. I am excited to use this app, it has great potential at an amazing price.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.