Developer: Assistyx LLC
Platform: iPad, iPhone, Android (English)
Price: Free or Download Android App
Category: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Apps
Autism AAC iPad App That Is An Inexpensive Version of Proloquo2Go
Proloquo2Go – AssistiveWare is a great app, available for both iPhone and iPad, but it costs $189.99! TapToTalk, while less comprehensive than Proloquo2Go, 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 create and customize albums.)
Tons of Items, Branching Interface
TapToTalk has a wide range of included topics – it includes Go, Play, Hungry, Drink, Emotion, and Bathroom. Go has a sub menu of home, school, playground, shopping, movie, restaurant, and beach. Play has a sub menu of ball, blocks, dvd, puzzle, nintendo, and mp3.
The rest of the main categories have sub menus like these, and some items in sub menus have sub-sub menus. For example, hurt is under the main category of emotions. Under hurt, this app for children with autism displays hit, fell, scratched, sick. This helps 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.
Want to Get This App?
Download from iTunes: or Download Android App