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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to a wide range of communications methods designed for people whose ability to use spoken or written language is restricted or impaired. The term encompasses many types of physical and cognitive disabilities and many communications solutions, both low- and high-tech – from spelling words on a magnetic board using plastic letters to computer synthesized speech. This section profiles products extending AAC to those with mobility impairments.
  1. Speech Generating Devices (3)

Avaz AAC App Helps Autistic Children Develop Communication Skills
Avaz is a picture-based augmentative communication app for Android & iOS that helps nonverbal children develop language and communication skills.

iLearnNEarn ABA Therapy App For Children with Autism
iLearnNEarn is an education app -- a mobile version of Shanesh COLORS -- designed to teach children with autism and other learning disabilities.

Ola Mundo Messenger AAC App for Nonverbal & Autistic Children
Ola Mundo Messenger is a remote (AAC) app designed to help autistic and nonverbal children communicate with family members, teachers, and friends.

AssistiveWare Augmentative Communication Apps
AssistiveWare develops augmentative and alternative (AAC) apps for iOS and OS X designed to help persons with autism and other speech disabilities.

Adaptivation Products Help Kids with Special Needs to Communicate
Adaptivation makes electronic aids, environmental controls, switches, and other assistive devices that help persons with special needs to communicate.

Speech Generating Devices
Speech generating devices (SGDs) give nonverbal persons tools to communicate, e.g. word & symbol libraries they can tap and voice via text to speech.

Autism Communication Apps for iOS
Communications apps enable autistic and other non-verbal persons to generate speech by pressing images or typing words on their iOS device.

Top 10 Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) Apps for iPad
Mobile apps for the iPad are replacing dedicated devices for alternative & augmentative communication (AAC). The iPad makes this technology less expensive and more accessible to persons with physical and cognitive impairments.

CommunicAide iPad App Gives Voice to Aphasics
CommunicAide by Hope4Speech is customizable AAC app for iPad designed to help for persons with aphasia, apraxia, dementia, and Neurologically impaired speech communicate questions, needs, and feelings.

InnerVoice AAC App Animate Photos to Engage & Teach Autistic Children
InnerVoice is an AAC app for iOS devices that animates photos of children with autism so they can see themselves speaking effectively and reaching target behaviors.

Able Jr AAC App for iOS Ideal for Working with Autistic Children
Able Jr is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for iOS devices, a scaled-down version of Able HD, designed for young children and adults with speech and developmental disorders.

Type & Speak Faster on Custom Keyboards with RocketKeys AAC iPad App
RocketKeys is an AAC app for iPad that enables users with speech disabilities to customize the keyboard to type faster and generate spontaneous speech more efficiently.

iVocalize Augmentative Communication App for iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch
iVocalize is an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) app that enables iOS device users to communicate instantly by typing words into a quick speak box, and assign buttons to frequently used words and phrases.

TalkRocket Go Turns iPad into Communications Device
TalkRocket Go is an iOS app that combines text-to-speech, GPS, and vocabulary building tools to turn an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a communications device for persons with speech disabilities.

Prentke-Romich AAC Devices Give Users Language, Not Just Words
Prentke-Romich Company (PRC) is a leading innovator of alternative and augmentative communication devices that facilitate full language development for persons with physical and cognitive impairments that make speech difficult.

SoundingBoard AAC App Offers Instant Communication Access
SoundingBoard from AbleNet is an AAC app for iOS devices that enables speech-impaired persons, teachers, and caregivers to quickly create and link communication boards (consisting of symbols voiced via text-to-speech) to express needs, wants, and emotions in all settings and situations.

DynaVox Speech Generating Devices
A brief profile of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, a leading developer of speech generating devices and other Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technologies.

iLearnNEarn2 ABA-Based iPad App for Adults with Autism
The iLearnNEarn2 – School & Adult Series iPad app teaches 200 life skills to adults with autism using a curriculum developed by Eden Autism Services.

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