Avaz, a full-featured AAC app, has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz has been designed with the vision of making every voice heard! Avaz is child- and caregiver-friendly, and helps therapists and educators to bring out the maximum potential in children. Avaz has received top international awards, including being on MIT’s list of Top 35 Innovations in 2011.
WHY CHOOSE AVAZ? Avaz was developed in collaboration with 25 schools and 500 children, to help children with autism achieve the most effective communication possible. Avaz is also useful for children with Down Syndrome, Angelman's Syndrome, Aspergers, Apraxia and other non-verbal conditions. Avaz’s user interface is designed to make speech therapy more effective, develop a child’s language, and improve his/her intent to communicate.
Avaz runs on Android-based tablets** (recommended specifications for Android tablets below). Avaz uses picture symbols and high-quality voice synthesis to help users create messages. It comes with 3 research-based, graded picture vocabularies, and a Core Words set that will help a child begin to communicate. These vocabularies have been designed to facilitate spontaneous novel utterance generation, encouraging a child to not only use language, but also generalize from it. While Avaz helps a child get started quickly with pictures, it's also great for facilitating easy transition into text. Avaz's keyboard has support for saving and loading text, a Quick response bar for frequently-used messages, and a picture-assisted text prediction capability for sight readers.
Avaz features animation for maximizing reinforcement, the ability to remove distracting content from the screen, fine-grained control over the speech output, and a high-contrast mode.
Avaz is exceptionally easy to customize, and comes with 4 high-quality voices from IVONA. You can even record your own voice! Avaz takes the hassle out of 'programming' a typical AAC aid, and keeps the focus on interacting with the child.
Key-Features √ Track Therapy Sessions and receive therapy logs in the mail √ Easy backup and restore using Dropbox √ Seamless Integrated Text and Keyboard Mode √ Ability to share your messages using email, Facebook, Twitter √ Reinforcement using zoom and animation √ Word prediction with both pictures and text √ Instant Search to explore vocabulary easily √ Consistent Motor Planning √ Grammar √ Settings Wizard √ Add/Edit multiple items at once √ No active internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) required √ Grid Size Control √ Prompt support on Mail, chat √ Introductory video tutorial √ Easy-to-access help screen on all pages
** Recommended specs for Android Tablets - 8GB Internal Memory 1+ GB RAM 8 inch+ display screen size Note that Avaz runs only in landscape mode.
Detailed Tutorials and Support Videos: http://www.avazapp.com/support/