The JABtalk is great! I have been able to make very basic categories such as ABC's with A is for apple, and A B C, etc. I have also started simple sentences with a category "I am". With this I used a choice of icons and words. The icons are available when you choose ,download from internet'. It brings up icons related to the word you are using such as 'angry'. I have searched and tried a lot of apps that are pre-school or early learning to try to augment my daughter learning, and this is a much better system. It takes some work, but then you have exactly what your child needs. Thank you for making this a free app that is accessible to everyone!
Wow, finally!!!! Finally an app that works for my speech challenged son. We have been working with great speech therapists, but certain things just haven't clicked. Like personal pronouns. I used the feature to add audio and he listened once and copied it, a big grin on his face. Next day he used all correct pronouns. No joke! Excited at the possibilities of this app because of his newfound motivation to talk. Generalisations and flexibility of speech & sentence building for example :)
It's got the right idea I loved how you can customize the pictures, my son has to see the real picture to understand it. But how can I make them bigger? He has a hard time seeing and the pictures are really small.
This app comes without a built-in vocaulary but that is not much of a drawback for using it with my son. He doesn't need an extensive vocabuary, anyway. Most of what he would want to say is something along the lines of "I want XXXX". It was surprisingly easy (compared to other products) to create categories and new word entries. Pictures for words or categories can be pulled easily off images on the internet or from the camera on the phone. In a few minutes I had the basics of a very functional picture-to-speech program. I put a pictogram for the phrase "I want" on the root menu and also categories for "Food" and "Assistance" (e.g. "help getting my shoes on", or "a hug"). If you need something more complex, it looks easy to create. This app is just right. You can use it to create a complex hierachy of word categories if you want, or you can make it real simple. If I would suggest any changes to the app, it would be that the navigation reverts to the root menu once the utterance is read aloud, or the utterance buffer is cleared. What a nice change from some of the oversimplistic, or otherwise incredibly cumbersome, AAC speech apps out there for Android.
Doesn't work well on phone. Not enough instructions, doesn't work well at all on my phone. Categories are not listed on one page. Clicking on an image doesn't do anything.
Fantastic and easy to use! Looked around for a good app to use for a student. Others were difficult to use and to figure out. This one is user friendly and I use it often. Thank you!
Grace is a simple picture exchange system to help Autistic people communicate.