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 :)
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.
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.
Voice change I would have given it 5 stars if I could change the voice to a male voice. Great app. It helps my son communicate.
Pretty good I was looking for an app that would help a friend who was in the hospital to communicate and this one is nice but it is more designed for kids and couldn't help my friend as she was unable to open her eyes (she's a fully normal adult but was unable to communicate after due to brain trauma). Thankfully I found an app called TouchSpeller and it allows my friend to communicate!
Fixed problem that prevented downloading images from the Internet.
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