Needs improvement When I try to use anything from categories, the automated voice stops working. It won't say the word when it is added, and when the whole sentence is played, it says the first word then cuts off. Please fix; this is otherwise a good app
The important thing: It works! We use Jabtalk on a Samsung Galaxy 4, and it is already changing our son's daily life for the better. Portability is key, as is the ease of setup. The setup process is smooth and concise enough that our son enjoys adding words and phrases almost as much as he does using the app. It's exciting for him because each picture added means another word added to his usable lexicon, and thus added to his ability to communicate his thoughts and needs. Setup is made easier by the convenient lookup function to find photos on Google - nearly always preferable to the icons more typical of other assistive apps. We have used two or three of the earlier, more expensive systems such as Touch Chat on the iPad or the Prentke-Romich dedictated device, but they were more complicated to set up and the devices themselves are much larger and heavier, and therefore easier to leave behind. Stuffing the phone in his pocket is so easy! Initially I was put off by having to start completely from scratch in populating the app with categories and icons, but that frustration quickly subsided once I made an outline of categories. The extra work is worth it!
Great concept of app, but only downfall is there is no sound at all..
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 :)
Enhanced backup and restore feature