Developer: Assistyx LLC
Platform: iPad, iPhone, Android, Android & More (English)
Category: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Apps
Free Basic Autism AAC iPad App
The basic TapToTalk player, while less comprehensive than some other programs, should serve as an effective AAC service for most children with autism – and it’s FREE.
If the starter album provided does not cover your child’s needs, just visit TapToTalk’s website for information on how to upgrade to their TapToTalk Designer for a fee of $99.95 (one year) or $179.95 (forever) to create and customize albums.
Tons of Items, Branching Interface
TapToTalk has a wide range of included categories, such as: Go, Play, Hungry, Drink, Emotion, and Bathroom.
The Go category has a sub-menu of Home, School, Playground, Shopping, Movie, Restaurant, and Beach.
The Play category has a sub-menu of Ball, Bblocks, DVD, Puzzle, Nintendo, and mp3.
The rest of the main categories have sub-menus like these, and some items in sub-menus have even more menus.
For example, “Hurt” is under the main category of Emotions. Under “Hurt” this app displays Hit, Fell, Scratched, and Sick. These choices help your child tell you exactly what you need to know, making it an effective autism AAC iPad app.
If your child needs practice using a touchscreen, consider having them practice with an app for touch – Touch Trainer, reviewed here on Autism Plugged In.
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