Assistive Technology Products

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When this Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app is opened, the screen displays three core options: a message box, a speak button, and three interface choices. It is designed for children and adults unable to speak as a result of autism, aphasia, speech apraxia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Motor Neuron Disease (MND), cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome.

Compatibility: iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

A visual AAC app for non-verbal autistic children intended to develop language and communication skills. In picture mode, children can access an extensive list of symbols representing core words and tap the symbols they want to enter into the message box. In text mode, they can type out their message word-by-word using the on-screen QWERTY keyboard.

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 9.0 or later.

Market price: $149.99.

A picture-based AAC app designed for nonverbal autistic children.

Compatible with iOS 9.0 (or later) and Android 4.1 (or up). Usable in English and Hebrew.

Market price: free.

Predictable 4+ is a direct selection and scanning communicator program and a word prediction program. This AAC text-based mobile app is designed to help children and adults with communication or speech disabilities communicate via the app’s text-to-speech function.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch; requires an iOS 10.0 system or higher.

Market price: $159.99.

Proloquo4Text also provides access to a number of other menus known as Quick Blocks which are designed to support faster communication. Through these blocks, the user can access recently typed messages (the History block), retrieve commonly used phrases (the Phrases block), make quick interjections (the Quick Talk block), and switch between multiple conversations (the Conversations block).

Functional in multiple languages; compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch and requires an iOS 10.3 system or later.

Market price: $119.99.

SoundingBoard transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a communication device. It is designed for use by children and adults with communication, cognitive, developmental delays or autism. This app or application allows you to create custom boards by using AbleNet symbols or your own photographs. It consists of categorized folders of various communication topics (e.g., expressions, money, reading, emergency help, shopping, etc.) known as communication boards.

SoundingBoard is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad 3rd Generation, iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th Generation; it requires an iOS 5.0 system.

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