Android AAC App – LetMeTalk [Free]

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App: LetMeTalk

Developer: Appnotize

Platform: Android

Price: Free  Download LetMeTalk from Google play

Category: AAC Apps

 

Free Android AAC App – Saves Families a Bundle!

Here at Autism Plugged In, we don’t get to review a lot of Android apps.  Despite the fact that the Android market is enormous, in terms of the number of people who own Android tablets, there just aren’t that many special needs apps being developed for the Android operating system!  (For those of you who aren’t incredibly tech-savvy, “Android” tablets would include basically any tablet that is not made by Apple.)

LetMeTalk, however, was created specifically for Android devices, and it rocks.  But wait – not only does it rock, but it is also 100% free.  This is one Android AAC App you’re going to want to pay attention to!

 

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Pre-Made AAC Sets Plus Endless Creation

LetMeTalk can hold its own with the biggest AAC apps out there.

Why?

  • The interface is simple.
  • The app allows you to create your own cards and categories.
  • The program offers lots of different language options.

The main page of the app, which opens when the program is first started, cuts right to the chase so that kids can easily access the application.

The screen, like most other AAC apps, displays words and pictures.  (Although you can disable words in the LetMeTalk settings if you so wish!)

And, like all good AAC apps, LetMeTalk breaks things down into a heirarchy of topics.  This means that, by default, all of the buttons on the first page point to different categories.  Within each category, or folder, there are individual cards, or items.

 

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Here’s How It Works

An example: one of the pre-made categoreis on LetMeTalk is “Feelings.”  When a user taps on “Feelings,” they are brought to another page that lists all of the included feelings.  (Frightened, Good, Sad, Boring, Content, etc.)  Then, when the user taps one of these buttons, the app will speak the word aloud and also put that item into what I like to call the “conversation queue.”

Once kids get to a higher level of functioning and start to create sentences and fragments, they will use the conversation queue in order to speak phrases.

So, for example, if I had touched the buttons “frightened” and “to scare,” both items would go into the white bar at the top of the app.

Then, if I touch the Play button at the top of the app, the device will speak whatever is stored in the queue! (Watch my video review at the bottom of this post to see the app in action.)

LetMeTalk also gives you an endless ability to create items that meet your child’s needs.  Edit existing items and categories by tapping and holding, or create your own items and categories by hitting the plus (+) button in the top right!

Settings Galore!

There are three different sections in the settings portion of LetMeTalk:

  1. Language Settings
  2. App Behavior
  3. Image Sizes

In the Language Settings section, you can choose your language and enable/disable the spoken voice.  Many languages even come with the vocal component, but some do not.  (And some are downloadable.)  Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and more are included!

 

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In the App Behavior section, you can select whether or not you want to “Enable Modifications” and whether or not you want to “Show Words.”  If you disable modifications, then curious kids won’t be able to edit the categories and items that you have so painstakingly created for them!  And, if you disable the “Show Words” feature, the pictures will be shown without the accompanying text.  Helpful for visual learners!

In the final section of the Settings tab, you can alter all of the different image sizes (image size in the category, image size in the sentence bar, and image size in the search results).

 

Watch Jack’s Video Review of LetMeTalk

 

Have an Android?  Looking for an AAC App?  Get LetMeTalk!

LetMeTalk is not only a wonderful AAC application, but it is definitely one of the dominant forces in the Android market!  Oh, and did I mention it’s free?  Get it now – you won’t regret it!

Download LetMeTalk from Google play

 

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4 Responses to Android AAC App – LetMeTalk [Free]

  1. Stefan on January 26, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Hi, thank you for introducing this app. Can you please provide a link pointing to the homepage? It´s http://letmetalk.info (in arabic, german, english, spanish and french). Thank you again for your support. :-)

    • Jack Kieffer on January 26, 2014 at 4:52 am

      You got it! Thanks for a great app!

  2. Doreen Kröber on January 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Hallo Jack, thx for your support.

    Best wishes! Doreen Kröber (Team LetMeTalk)

  3. Jens on November 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    LetMeTalk is now available for iOS too :)

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letmetalk/id919990138?mt=8



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