A couple months ago, I reviewed a great little app, Timer+ Touch. In the review, I focused on how great it could be for using with adults with developmental disabilities (as well as almost any other population). The developer of this app recently contacted me saying that they now have a brand new app, Talk+ Touch. Since we are right in the middle of International AAC Awareness Month AND Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I thought it would be a perfect app to share and discuss.
App: Talk+ Touch
What It Is: A basic AAC app by SixAxis.
As I mentioned a few days ago, October is International AAC Awareness month! SpeechHero AAC will be the first app I review for it. The review will be a bit different from my usual, as I will be using the structure that I discussed in my earlier post. Also, Bloomingsoft provided three promo codes to give away, so check out the giveaway post if you would like to enter to win!
App: SpeechHero AAC
What It Is: An AAC app with symbols and text-to-speech by Bloomingsoft.
“What is the Best AAC App Out There?”
As you may know, October is International AAC Awareness Month! Ever since I started this blog, people have asked me a million variations of the same question: “What is the best AAC app out there?” My short answer is usually something like, “Well, AAC is by nature so individualized that there is not one perfect AAC app out there. Check out [insert list of resources] to figure out which one would best match the individual you’re supporting.” While I stand by this answer, in honor of AAC awareness, and in honor of all the AT specialists dying a little inside every time they hear that question, I want to give the longer answer, too.