Communication/Language System Applications (Apps)

There are many communication/language system applications (apps) available with various features and price points, intended to transform tablet based hardware into AAC devices.  Mesa Public Schools does not endorse or recommend any specific hardware or communication/language system apps.  The information presented is only a sampling of products available. Additionally, the presented material is solely for informational purposes and should be considered a resource for those interested. 

When choosing a language system, attention should be paid to the individual's cognitive and physical abilities in addition to the task(s) that need to be completed in various environments. Attention to the previous leads to informed, conscientious decisions regarding access to the device, language configuration/navigation (visual scenes, activity based, core word, text based, etc.), level of vocabulary, and number of cells; All factors that are intended to provide the individual with the best chance for communicative success. 

iOS Appications (Apple/iTunes)

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SoundingBoard - Ablenet 

Cost = Free 

Alternate Access options = SoundingBoard allows auditory scanning in addition to single and dual switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).

 

SonoFlex Lite - Tobii

Cost = Free. Paid version available

Access - Direct selection

 

Alexicom - Alexicom Tech

Cost = Free.  Option for paid services

Access - Allows auditory scanning in addition to single and dual switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).

 

Scene and Heard Lite - Therapy Box

Cost = Free. Paid version available 

Access - Direct selection and 1 and 2 switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).


Verbally

Cost = Free. Paid version available 

Access - Direct selection


TalkingTILES - Mozzaz

Cost = Free. Paid options available

Access - Direct selection

 

Gabby Tabs Lite

Cost = Free.  Paid version available

Access - Direct selection

 

Many Free text to Speech apps are also available through the iTunes Store

AAC Text to Speech (iPod)

APP Features

• Male and Female voices
• Abiltiy to Speak each word while typing
• Ability to save and recall phrases
• Auto-correct spelling
• On Screen Yes/No Buttons
• No internet connection required

Cost = Free

Access - Direct select

ClaroCom

App Features

• Male and Female voices
• Ability to organize phrases into categories
• Ability to save and recall phrases

• On Screen Yes/No Buttons
• No internet connection required

Cost = Free

Access - Direct select

Paid Communication/Language Applications (iOS)

TouchChat  (HD with WordPower)

Cost = $149.00 - $299.99

Access - Direct selection

 

SonoFlex - Tobii

Cost = $99.99

Access - Direct selection

 

Proloquo2Go - Assistiveware

Cost = $219.99

Access -  Direct selection and 1 and 2 switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).

 

LAMP Words for Life - Prentke Romich Co.

Cost $299.99

Access - Direct selection

 

Alexicom - Alexicom Tech

Cost = Subscription Based.  Options to purchase bundled systems with hardware and application

Access - Allows auditory scanning in addition to single and dual switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).


Scene and Heard - Therapy Box

Visual Scene display language display

Cost = $49.99

Access -  Direct selection and 1 and 2 switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).

Android Applications (Google Play)

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SonoFlex Lite - Tobii

Cost = Free. Paid version available

Access - Direct selection

 

Alexicom - Alexicom Tech

Cost = Free.  Option for paid services

Alternate Access options - Allows auditory scanning in addition to single and dual switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).

 

TalkingTILES - Mozzaz

Cost = Free. Paid options available

Access - Direct selection

 

JABTalk - JABstone

Cost = Free

Access - Direct selection

 

AAC Speech Communicator - aacspeech.org

Cost = Free

Access - Direct Selection


YouTalk AAC

Cost = Free

Access - Direct selection

 

Free AAC 

Cost = Free

Access - Direct selection


AAC Talking Tabs 

Cost = Free

Access - Direct selection

 

Gabby Tabs Lite

Cost = Free.  Paid version available

Access - Direct selection

 

Many free text to speech apps are also available within the Android/Google Play store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid Communication/Language Applications (Android)

NOVA Chat 5,7, & 10 - Saltillo

Complete system with Tablet and App (comparable to TouchChat with WordPower)

Access - Direct selection and 1 & 2 switch scanning options (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).

 

SonoFlex - Tobii

Cost = $99.99

Access - Direct Selection

 

Alexicom - Alexicom Tech

Cost = Subscription Based.  Options to purchase bundled systems with hardware and application

Access - Allows auditory scanning in addition to single and dual switch scanning (provided appropriate accessories are available and configured).