Speak for Yourself

Product Type: 
Device modifier
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Approximate Cost: $300.00


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Product Description: 

Speak for Yourself is an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) app that turns the iPad into a communication device. It gives a voice to adults and children with autism, cerebral palsy, apraxia, and genetic syndromes who are not able to speak or are limited in their ability to express themselves verbally.

Main Features: 

  • Vocabulary is based on research of the most commonly used words across age, languages, settings, and situations.
  • One hundred and nineteen core vocabulary words constitute the app's main screen. 
  • Each of these buttons links to additional related core vocabulary words and personalized, programmable vocabulary.
  • Open and close feature allows users to begin with only one word and add to their vocabulary at their own pace. 
  • Babble feature allows users to explore vocabulary by opening every word in the application by touching one button. 
  • Lock edit feature disables the editing functions in the application. 
  • Users can change the symbols for the protected core vocabulary words. 
  • Contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols and allows the user the potential to access almost 14,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word.
  • Users can choose to include voice options from Acapela Text-To-Speech from Acapela Group through in-app purchasing.
  • Can be used in preschool classrooms to promote word-finding, visual language support, and verbal speech development.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Requires iOS 9.3 or later.

More Information: 

See product in Apple’s App Store.