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Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Maker: Ted Conley
TapSpeak is a tool to help disabled children learn to communicate. It is an application that allows users to create an unlimited number of sequences so children with language or speaking difficulties are able to gain a 'voice'.
Children with cerebral palsy, autism, cortical vision impairment (CVI), paediatric stroke, or any disability that impairs their ability to communicate can make use of this app.
When setting up sequences users can choose the length, symbols, colours, upload photographs and alter phrase recordings.
Click here for a YouTube 'Mommy review' and walkthrough.
Category: Visual learning, routines
Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Maker: Grembe Inc.
iCommunicate allows users to design visual schedules, storyboards, communication boards, routines and speech cards for your child. Text-to-speech options are available, with approximately 20 different voices to choose from.
When I tested the app, I found the option to record audio and upload your own images a feature that added real personalization to the software. The interface is built with simplicity in mind and although the images and graphics aren't always of the best quality, it is still a valuable application.Click here to view a child with Pradar Willi syndome using the app.(Source: Apple)
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Maker: Assistive Ware
Price: $189.99This app provides a text-to-speech communication facility for those with speaking difficulties. Currently, the voice options available are American, British and Indian English.The default vocabulary is approximately 7000 words, and can be expanded by app users. It does not require Internet access to use.
Click here to view a child with Cerebal palsy using the app.