SoundingBoard transforms your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into the latest in communication technology. In just minutes, you can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own words. Perfect for children in special education, persons on the autism spectrum, and adults with disabilities. SoundingBoard includes switch access and is compatible with the AbleNet Blue2 Switch.

Please update your device to iOS 8 or higher to take advantage of the latest features and bug fixes.

What's New

Version 4.42

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings
PlanetCrazy ,

Best Free AAC App You'll Find Anywhere!

This app comes with preloaded pictures, boards and sayings that are fairly generic and not PCS, however you can edit, link, record, and it's completely customizable. You can put a picture you take with your camera as a button, and record your voice to say what you want when it's pushed, and link that button to a separate page such as "I want" > "movies"> "Tangled." My son prefers this app over TouchChat currently because the borders are wider between buttons which makes them easier to see. Play with this first before you decide on paying for TouchChat, Alexicomm or LAMP! I've done 3 out of 4 and SoundingBoard is still top pick.

SusanSLP ,

Very pleased!

I downloaded this app to use with a 10 year old speech student of mine who is very unintelligible. We had looked into purchasing a very expensive augmentative communication device, and decided to explore other options. Another "free" version of a communication app (TapToTalk) was extremely limited. Then, when reading the reviews for TapToTalk, I noticed a user's suggestion to try SoundingBoard. I had to give it a try. I've only had the app since yesterday, and I've already made several boards specifically tailored to my student. He LOVES it! Pages are simple to make, and the ability to link buttons to other pages indefinitely is SUCH a plus. This free app does as much as I needed the very expensive aug comm device to do!! If I don't see any glitches as time goes on, I will be entirely thrilled! Thanks for making this free.

Mary Williams ,

Was better before update

This app would be more useful to children with trouble with motor skills if the main menu was not so small. Not too useful for my child's needs because I have to choose the board for her and don't know which one she wants. Kind of defeats the purpose of having the large icons on each board when it's so small to get to it. And most children who need the large icons probably cant read, and the icons on the main page are extremely small (maybe this us a setting i missed?) Also, has been even less functional since the new update. Child keeps editing boards, even with the editing lock on. I'm guessing this is a glitch? This app may be useful for other people with different needs, but not useful enough for anyone with not fully developed motor skills.


29.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2018 AbleNet, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. General Conversation_Male $0.99
  2. General Conversation_Female $0.99
  3. Mealtime_Male $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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