Unlike many other AAC communication apps of this type, AAC Autism myVoice app can be used IMMEDIATELY after install for communication of basic needs, wants and/or emotions. This AAC app has been preloaded with pictures to touch, (AAC Autism myVoice app will immediately speak or say what's tapped or touched) from meals and drinks (pancakes, lasagna, bananas, milk, apple juice) to different places (home, park) and toys or emotions (for ex. "I am happy!"). Simple and easy to use categories based on pictures. Also, includes a "manual" tool for people who can spell and just want the app to speak what they typed. This AAC app is for anyone that is nonverbal.
No subscriptions or extras to purchase later. It's all included in this AAC app! Add your own images to the AAC Autism myVoice app anytime for free. AAC Autism myVoice has an easy to use upload tool. Great for including pictures of family and favorite things! Also, from the Active screen, caregivers can activate/deactivate any current or uploaded images at any time.
* Ready to use AAC device immediately with preloaded images to touch and speak now
* Very simple and easy for children (even toddlers) to use
* Use your own pictures of things your child is familiar with
* Easy to activate/deactivate preloaded or uploaded images
AAC Autism myVoice was designed to be a communication aide or AAC device for those with reduced or no verbal skills. Within the app are attractive pictures/images to help adults and children with Autism or similar challenges to communicate their wants and needs. When the images are tapped, the app will speak what the image is of.
AAC Autism myVoice is a great communications tool for children or toddlers and adults with little or no verbal skills. Stroke patients and people suffering from a number of brain injuries can also find this AAC app helpful.
We hope you find this AAC communications app very helpful and look forward to your comments and/or suggestions. Thank you!
The app opens up to a menu that lets the user choose to either read the story or go to the “Emotions and Feelings” page. The social story describes different emotions and feelings, and what may cause them. The “Emotions and Feelings” page has nine buttons with different emotions and feelings from the story that say the word when pushed.
Children with Autism Spectrum disorders often have difficulty recognizing or identifying emotions and feelings. They often miss the facial cues that other people rely on to gauge the moods of others, or even of themselves. Teaching social skills such as recognizing or describing emotions and feelings to any child may be easier and less stressful when visual supports, like social stories are used.
Typical children usually develop an understanding of emotions and feelings without direct instruction from adults. This makes it is easy to forget that this may not be the case for everyone. Certain individuals, particularly those with social or communication delays, like someone diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, may need more direct instruction in this important skill.
Social stories are an important type of visual support often used with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need. This social story uses simple text and descriptive pictures to describe common emotions and feelings and identify when and why they may occur.
Social stories were first defined by Carol Gray in 1991 and are commonly used to break down a task or social situation into small and easy to understand steps, often accompanied by descriptive pictures. Social stories are easy to implement and are used by many professionals for a wide range of behaviors and skills.
Using this application can assist you in implementing a behavior plan for your children with or without autism.
Not just a token economy, GreenDay makes it easier to implement an ABA behavior plan by encouraging breaks and using reinforcement for up to three children. Helps keep the child's attention by making sounds and speaking their name. Includes a "timeout" timer for putting the child on yellow and red and keeps track of tokens banked. Provides detailed history for the past 31 days in a calendar view.
This application helps you implement and track the reinforcement that enables you to change your child's problem behavior.
We developed this application with input from the ABA therapist that we hired. Our family has been using the application for a year now, prompting UI improvements and feature development.
Although this application and the behavior plan was developed for a child with autism, it also works on our child that doesn't have autism.
IMPORTANT: Selecting an image icon for a child can cause an out of memory error, depending on the memory available in your device and the size of the image. The optimum image icon is 72 x 72 pixels.
The application supports up to three children.
Flick the child's picture icon up toward their bank to give them a token, and the app congratulates your child and tells them how many tokens that they have earned.
Long press on the child's bank to add or subtract money as they earn bonuses or make purchases.
Drag the child's picture icon to yellow to put the child in yellow, and the app warns the child to stay calm and follow directions.
Drag the child's picture icon to red to put the child in red, and the app lets the child know that they're on red. The app automatically puts the child into yellow when the red timer is up, and tells the child to apologize and restore the environment.
Press the child's bank to view a calendar of the past 31 days and view details for each day.
Press the child's red timer to have the phone suggest a break to prevent a meltdown.
Long press on the child's red timer to pause the timer, if the child leaves the designated area. Long press again to unpause the timer.
Enter your child's name phonetically, so that the text-to-speach engine speaks your child's name correctly.
Enter a list of breaks from the settings screen.
Create family rules that when broken will put your child on yellow, or that will put them directly on red. Create a list of family goals that will earn them tokens.
The Behavior Plan:
My wife and I have blogged about how we use the application to implement our behavior plan, but you may want to talk to your applied behavior analyst to help develop a behavior plan for your child.
Join our Google+ Community or e-mail us if you have questions or problems:
Unfortunately there's no way for us to reply to you through the rating system.
Implement a behavior plan for your children. Help them to have a GreenDay!
* Bugfixes for TextToSpeech on ICS.
* Going on yellow now asks child to "calm down" instead of "remain calm".
* Added log detail feature to record more detailed behavior information.
* Updated to Android Holo Theme.
* App no longer gives praise, which should be given by parent or guardian.
* Fix for ImagePicker on some devices.
* Child's status no longer changes until the image icon is released. This ensures that on larger displays, the status doesn't stick on yellow when going directly from green to red. This also allows the adult the chance to change his or her mind before releasing the image icon.
The My Autism Help Forums give you access to other special needs parents that understand what you are going through and want to help. Unfortunately, most people don't understand what it's like to be an Autism parent. Having said that, the hundreds of users at the My Autism Help Forums do.
This app is made possible because Tapatalk provided this premium app to our users for free. It's their way of giving back and we are really grateful.
* * * * * * * *
A master’s level applied behavior analyst who has been working with children with autism for over 10 years developed the turn taker as a tool to teach clients how to take turns or share, after having much success with the tool has decided to release it, so others can share in the benefits of the turn taker.
Turn taking is a key social skill for all children, especially those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome and other special needs. Learning to appropriately take turns is imperative to create and maintain social relationships.
Many children, especially those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, or other intellectual disability, struggle with learning to take turns, either when sharing an item or in game play. Studies have specifically shown that outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorders who socially avoided peers tended to use less language as they aged compared to peers who showed social interest and active engagement.
Without interventions that focus directly on social and play skills many children, especially those with autism, down syndrome or other special needs, may continue to exist in isolation even if placed within a rich social environment. Children with autism may not act on play materials or imitate peer actions without cues, external facilitation, or instruction; however, with prompting and instruction, play skills can improve. The turn taker acts as an easy and portable audio and visual cue to easily teach these important social skills.
Interventions targeting social skills have been shown to increase peer interactions and enhance social play output in children and youths diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (such as asperger's syndrome), Down syndrome, and other special needs.
Often interventions designed to target social skills are complex, and may necessitate the presence of an expert such as a speech and language pathologist, behavioral therapist or occupational therapist. This turn taking app easily facilitates turn taking and sharing in any environment!
Caregivers are able to set the time of each person’s turn. This is an important feature as it makes it easier to introduce the concept of "sharing". When the turn taker is first introduced the target individual’s turn should be set to be much longer than the other individual’s. This helps to lessen the anxiety the individual may feel when it is not their turn. Once the target individual has mastered turn taking in this phase the other individual’s turn can be slowly made longer until the two times are equal.
The "fairness" quality of the app, with its specific time allotments for each person’s turn will appeal to children of all ages, from sharing a toy in the backseat of a car on a road trip, to taking turns on the swings at the park.
How it works:
The children must push in the action button first (Ej: I want) and then push in one of the possible options (Ej. food)
Remember that the persistence is you’re best allied. You must encorage your son to use this tool whenever he needs to communicate. The practice will make the rest.
If you are following a diet free of gluten nd casein, then the bread and other elements, present in the application, are versions free of gluten and casein such as rice bread.
The DiegoSaysPro version has many other communicative elements.
Autism iHelp is an invaluable tool for your child with Autism when those first words just don’t come. The colorful real-life photos are presented in an easy-to-label format.
This app includes several features:
24 real world photos; it has been proven that children with Autism respond best to photos as opposed to illustrations and are very visual learners.
- 24 photos chosen based on established expressive language milestones are divided into three sub groups of eight. With 24 photos, over-stimulation is less likely which increases the child’s ability to grasp the concepts at an appropriate rate.
- Labels of all photos with the option to turn off the label as some children with Autism may be more drawn to the written word. At the end of eight images there will be an option to try again, aiding in repetition and drill required for learning new words.
- Option to have images presented at random or not, to additionally aid in generalization and concrete learning.
When audio is selected, two voice options are available—male and female. This provides the most realistic experience for your child. There will also be an option to turn the audio off, which would prompt your child to use his or her own voice and spontaneously label the learned words.
- This app also includes two Learning Enhancement activities. These learning activities are presented in a game-like format, and require the child to either match a picture to word given multiple word choices or choose the word that goes with the picture in a field of 4 pictures. These games check retention of the learned vocabulary and integrate auditory and visual memory. Additionally, you are able to track your child's gains through progress reports that average the last 3 performances of each learning enhancement activity.
Autism iHelp - Play app offers engaging pictures of toys, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts often used in therapy or school.
“with Autism iHelp…..it gets better.”
The children answer series of basic questions by choosing the suitable image.
At the end, we show a summary table for data collection. The Voices of the questions and answers are editable, to increase or decrease the difficulty.
App2Kids aims to make easier the learning of new skills in children with ASD through the use of multimedia platforms.
Specialized centres in the treatment of autism are already using this tool.
Purchasing this application, we are helping to develop more applications to cover the different needs of children with ASD. In addition, part of the money raised is donated to centres for the treatment of children with ASD, as Centro Yo Crezco in Barcelona, Spain, or Centro Federica Pelissero in Manta, Italy.
Additionally, the app connects the user to the AutismClassroom.com website to access more teacher and parent resources. We hope that you will find our information useful and helpful for many years to come. Please tell a friend, family member or co-worker about us!
Highlights of the app include:
-Tips on labeling the target behavior
-Ideas for identifying the functions of a behavior
-Strategies for preparing a behavior intervention plan
Other Apps by AutismClassroom.com:
"Classroom Set Up"- Detailed support for Special Education and Autism Classrooms.
"Autism at Home"- Provides strategies for making the home a learning space.
"AutismClassroom"- Lessons and activities for young children and behavior strategies for children and teens.
"Teens With Autism"- Teen related lessons and activities for students with developmental delays, based on themes and skills.
More from developer
Designed to be:
• Simple to use
• Compatible with phones and tablets
• Free to try
A fully customisable communication app for anyone who has difficulty communicating non verbally.
This app leads to a more structured way of forming a sentence, so each word suggests what the next word would be.
"I want" leads to food, drink, people, places etc.
"I want" "a person" leads to Dad, Mum, Teacher each with their own photo
The sentence then becomes
"I want Mum"
In this app every image can changed. You can select the image from your gallery, downloads or photograph an existing image or item. So you can make it match existing symbols the child is used to using and photographs of the actual people or item the child knows.
The size of the list is also limited to eight icons to a page to make it nice and easy to see all the options.
Use photographs or images which are familiar to the user.
Long click ANY icon to edit it's picture or text.
All text user configurable.
Comes with sample/starter set of images, menus and phrases.
Communication can be kept simple for younger children or those of limited ability and grow as their ability grows.
User selectable languages or the app will adapt to the phone default language.
Beta also available, which is more stable but with less working features.
--- May crash and features may not work. ---
This is the cutting edge version, this version has not been publicly tested, search for the beta version for the tested version which may be more stable on your tablet or phone.
Imagine being out in the park and your Autistic child starts screaming. Is he in pain? Is he thirsty? Does he need the toilet? You don't have your big PECS book or any other way of communicating....You're feeling frustrated...and he's feeling...well... thirsty?...tired?...angry!
Wouldn't it be great to be able to say to them "Calm down, use my phone and tell me what you want"?
Not being able to communicate your needs, desires or thoughts is so frustrating. Pointing to a glass of water and being told you cannot have the food next to it is very frustrating, when all you want is water. Wanting to say so much but having a very limited vocabulary would make anyone lose their temper.
With about 7,000 different pictographs in 14 different languages.
> English, Spanish, French,
> Chinese, German, Portuguese,
> Italian, Catalan, Brazilian Portuguese,
> Russian, Arabic, Polish,
> Romanian and Bulgarian
User defined cards and the ability to construct and speak sentences, iToucan Talk started out as an AAC way to help Autistic Children to communicate, so they didn't become frustrated or angry or fly into a rage.
It is now a way for anyone who has difficulty with speaking to be able to communicate. It's free of charge and does not contain advertising, relying solely on voluntary donations. So Dad, Mum, Brother, sister, child career, teacher can all have it on their phone or tablet without distracting ads.
Using icons/pictographs, it could help anyone on the Autism Spectrum or non-verbal to communicate. The current default set consists of the Barcelona University (Augmentative Techniques Unit – UTAC) communication boards. https://sites.google.com/site/utacub/
Please show your support by going to http://www.myautisticapps.com/ and commenting, offering feedback or giving a small donation, all especially important at these early stages of development.
Please, give feedback, ideas or suggestions about anything on the forum at
Thanks to ARASAAC for their support and supplying the pictographs. http://catedu.es/arasaac
»Museums, Galleries, prices, etc.
»Add your own locations & mark Favourites (dependant on GPS accuracy)
»Quick buttons to the nearest attraction & station
»Downloadable Maps for Central London, Greater London and Greenwich
Common Business English words, each one with a sample sentence demonstrating common Business usage.
Hear the word pronounced and the sentence spoken.
Bonus - Business meals. Learn the words you'll need whether you are bringing a client to lunch or you are taking bookings.
**Requires TTS (Text to Speech module) for full functionality**
This will already be installed in most phones and tablets.
British English Voice:
From Google Play Store: http://goo.gl/QL7QQk