Im about to try it for my brother with down syndrome. Actually a really great idea, the only down side from our part would be - that the kid has the phone all the time. Other than that for all the price haters i would say that its pretty decent. The author has an original idea, so why make it free. Im counting on that if you have to pay for it, then most likely its better than smth that you'll get for free.
Honest ad: Pay $99 a year for your nonverbal autistic child to send text messages through an app that's similar to other picture communication apps. Tippy Talk is not the first or only picture communication app on the market. Other, better apps cost a one-time fee and are true customizable, voice-output programs giving a voice to your child. Better yet, have an assistive tech evaluation and let your insurance pay for a dedicated communication device. The only novel thing about Tippy Talk is that it sends texts... but let's be real, if you program a photo to send you the sentence "I miss you." when your child touches it... how do you know that they a) know what they are sending and b) are sending it intentionally? Nonverbal autistic kids also have issues with theory of mind so they typically won't connect that they are sending a message to another person remotely. Tippy Talk, please provide some evidence based research that your app actually helps autistic kids communicate. Parents, please don't waste your money. There are better, cheaper, more effective apps out there.
Love the concept, hate that it requires you to sign up for a subscription before you can even try the product. I get it's a 30 day demo but don't make me cancel. Hate business models that hope you forget to cancel just to make a buck.
I work as a behavior therapist for kids with Autism, and I was hoping to tinker with this to see if this was a good option for one of my clients. The price really isn't unreasonable, however it would be nice if I could have the free trial without the subscription. I myself have ADHD and it makes it easy for me to forget to cancel something like this and be charged for it even if it won't meet the kid's needs. Please make it free without entering my card, because even if I don't like it for the current child, I may want to recommend it in the future, but not if I can't see what it's like.
It's a RIP OFF!!!! My 13 year has autism and he's also Non Verbal. It's hard enough for me to keep a job when no one wants to look after him and when trying to make the situation better by helping him with communication, I come across an app that wants an arm and leg to so call "help." Google Play please get rid of this trash!!!
Disappointed! As a parent of a none verbal child and some who knows many children wgo suffer a speech delay or impediment I'm very disappointed in the cost to an app that could potentially change lives! Many families with special needs families do not have the funs to be paying $120 for an app. Really ppl IMO those fees are outragious! Get a grip
TippyTalk is now available in new languages.
Fixed a bug where items were duplicating after deleting other.