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.
Many of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’ve spent the past year working with preschoolers in their homes and will soon be transitioning to a medical setting working mostly with adults. Less of you probably know I have also worked since high school as a direct support staff with adults with developmental disabilities. My experiences with that population (in group homes and community habilitation) was actually the main reason I chose the field of speech-language pathology. Unfortunately, most app review sites (including my own) focus on two age groups: childhood and geriatrics. The app I’m about to review can be used with people of any age and cognitive level; however, I’d like to emphasize the ways it can be used with the people that have motivated me for 5+ years.