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Title

Device

Symbol

System

Pre-Programmed Pages and Customisation

Voice Output and Speech

Access Options

Rating out of 3

2CANTALK

2cantalk

AU $8.49

US $7.99

V1.1

iPhone Symbol Pictures Only

A category based app, which uses the word "themes" for categories. The user can create an unlimited number of themes with up to 6 sub-categories. Each sub-category can then have 6 items, which in turn can link to a further 6 items. Editing mode is turned on and off through the Settings (located under Setting icon on one of your home screens).

Recorded Speech

Direct

Access

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AACSpeechBuddy

aacspeechbuddy

AU $41.99

US $39.99

v.1.5.2

iPhone/

iPad

2000+ Mulberry Symbols or use your own images in Desktop Speech Buddy. To be used in conjunction with the free Desktop Speech Buddy application from www.aacspeech.com. The desktop application lets you create custom PECS vocabulary sets, which can then be loaded by the app. User has control over types of sentence starters and vocabulary. Some Speech Sets are provided as examples/starters with the app. A message window at the bottom allows user to string icons together to speak. 6 different synthesised voices, chosen when creating the Speech Set in Desktop Speech Buddy.

Direct

Access

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Ablah

Ablah

AU $17.99

US $16.99

v1.1

iPhone Very few pre-stored images. User can import own images. Category based app. Categories can be created and photos or images added. Categories can be browsed by swiping through images or displayed as timed slide show. There is no message window for sentence construction. Recorded Speech

Direct

Access

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Ablah HD

Ablah HD

AU $17.99

US $16.99

V1.2

iPad Very few pre-stored images. User can import own images. Category based App. Categories can be created and photos or images added. Categories can be browsed by swiping through images or displayed as timed slide show. There is no message window for sentence construction. The HD version is slightly easier to use than the non-HD version as more information can be viewed on display. Recorded Speech

Direct

Access

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Aeir Talk

Aeir Talk

Free

v1.0

iPad Photographs for pre-existing items. User can add own images. A flashcard app which allows the user to record speech to go with the flashcards. Flashcards are created as either nouns or verbs. There are a small number of starter phrases which can be played before a noun or verb, which then puts them into a complete sentence - although some of a sentences can end up being a little idiosyncratic! Existing vocabulary can be modified with new recordings and/or images. Recorded speech. Male recorded speech for pre-existing items, but this can be replaced with your own recording.

Direct
Access

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Answers:YesNo

yesno

AU $1.99

US $1.99

(Lite version is free)

v3.2

iPhone Can import own images This app comes with a two button page, with Yes and No on it. Custom two cell pages can also be made for quick choice making, with up to 24 pages saved. Cells on the custom pages can have text and images on them, and different coloured backgrounds. Five voices for the Yes/No page - male, female, cartoon, girl and boy. Record your own speech for custom pages. Direct
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Answers:YesNo HD

yesno hd

AU $4.49

US $3.99

v4.0

iPad Can add photos from the camera or the photo library on the iPad This app comes with a two button page, with Yes and No on it. Custom two cell pages can also be made for quick choice making, with 6 x 2 cell favourite pages and 36 x 2 cell lesson plan pages. Cells on the custom pages can have text and images on them, and different coloured backgrounds. Five voices for the Yes/No page - male, female, cartoon, girl and boy. Record your own speech for custom pages. Direct
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Augie AAC

Augie AAC

AU $169.99

US $159.99

(Lite version is free)

v1.12

iPad Comes with a range of clip art for most existing vocabulary and user can import their own images. AAC and visual schedule app with separate sections for two environments (e.g. home and school). Main screen has some basic vocabulary (e.g. more, help, bathroom) as well as a notepad which is designed for support staff to type into to send messages between environments. Vocabulary and schedules are setup differently in each setting and vocabulary is stored under categories such as "I want" and "I feel" and "Lets Talk". Sample vocabulary in the Lets Talk category models use of social scripts. Once within a category a user is required to scroll through a popup to select an item, and then app then speaks. Every item can be customised or removed and new vocabulary can be added to every area. No message window for constructing sentences. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Autism 5-point Scale EP

autism 5 point

Free

v1.0

iPhone

Custom

Pictures

A 5 point scale for an individual to let others know how they are feeling or how they feel about something. OK, nervous, "I am OK, but help", something hurts and emergency are the 5 points. Each point is supported by a picture. Words, recordings and images can be edited. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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AutisMate

Autis Mate

AU $159.99

US $149.99

v2.0.2

iPad Includes SymbolStix. User can add own images. AutisMate is a visual scene based communication and language app which also includes the ability to create more traditional grid style pages. It has geolocation features, enabling a visual scene or group of scenes to be linked to a location. Has the ability to create hotspots at any point over the visual scene. Hotspots can have an extra image, or be transparent. A hotspot can be a link to a series of images, videos, text and voice output. The App isn't always intuitive to use but has some built-in help which may be of assistance. Child's synthesised speech or recorded speech. Extra voices available for purchase. Direct
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Balah

bulah

AU $6.49

US $5.99

v1.12

iPhone

iPad

Includes over 400 ARASAAC symbols. User can import own images. AAC App designed for constructing simple pages. Some pages can be linked via cells, others need to be accessed through a text-based menu. Retrieval of some vocabulary relies heavily on the user's visual memory or on a facilitator navigating to pages for them. Main page can have four buttons, with up to 20 cells on category pages. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Board Builderboard builder

AU $5.49

US $4.99

v1.3

iPad Comes with some photographs and user can import own images or add them with the device camera. App allows user to build a number of communication boards which are each linked off a central menu but cannot be linked to each other. Boards can be created with 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 12 cells. The pre-existing pages are all category based. App is easy to use. Does not have a message window for sentence construction. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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C.P.A.

cpa

Free

v1.5

iPad ARASAAC symbols http://www.catedu.es/arasaac/ Simple category based AAC App. User can create categories and then add a number of vocabulary items under each category. A message window allows the user to combine words to construct sentences. App can be used in Spanish, English and a range of other languages. Some buttons/instructions are in Spanish even when English is selected. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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CanSpeak

canspeak

AU $0.99

US $0.99

v1.2

iPhone

Custom

Symbols
Simple 9 cell single page AAC app. App has some basic phrases e.g. hello, can I have a drink?, this is great. Each item is spoken in recorded girl's voice. App can be used in Spanish or English. App cannot be edited or customised. Pre-Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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CanSpeak HD

canspeakhd

AU $0.99

US $0.99

v1.0

iPad

Custom

Symbols
Simple 9 cell single page AAC app. App has some basic phrases e.g. hello, can I have a drink?, this is great. Each item is spoken in recorded girl's voice. App can be used in Spanish or English. App cannot be edited or customised. Pre-Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Click n'Talk

clickntalk

AU $2.99
US $2.99

v1.4

iPhone

iPad

User can import own images.

Simple to use App to make albums of tiled photos or images. Recordings and text can be attached to each image. There is no message window for sentence construction. Makes an excellent talking photo album.

Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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ComApp

comapp

Free

v1.1

iPad Comes with a small number of photos. Category based app with four categories - food, drink, clothing and toys. Items can be hidden but not added to. Categories are fixed. Items appear with no text. Four key icons appear across all pages - help, break, sick and bathroom. No message window for constructing sentences. Pre-recorded speech with four voice options - man, woman, boy, girl. Direct
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ComApp.2

comapp2

AU $41.99
US $39.99

v2.0

iPhone Photographs. User can add own images. Category based app with five categories - food, drink, clothing, toys and emotions. Items can be hidden, added to or deleted. Categories are fixed. Items appear with no text. Four key icons appear across all pages - help, break, sick and bathroom. No message window for constructing sentences. Data is kept on the number of times each vocabulary icon is used. Has anrandomise feature which allows you to set 3 icons for each vocabulary icon and have it change randomly - use of this feature could really interfere with automaticity and learning of pictures/symbols as consistent items. Cells can be displayed in 3 sizes - small, medium or large. Small gives 9 icons on the screen, medium gives 4, and large provides just 1. With 45 items in the food category, visual memory would be required to access vocabulary at all 3 sizes. Pre-recorded speech available in man, woman, girl, boy. Recorded speech for new items. Direct
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ComApp.3

comapp3

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.2

iPhone Custom symbols. User can add own images. A simple app designed to focus on basic needs. The app has a top menu bar which is consistent across all pages and which has help, break, sick and bathroom icons. The app also has a central menu with 5 items - feelings, food, drinks, clothing and toys. Each of these categories then has a number of pages with vocabulary for that category. Item size can be adjusted from 1 large icon to 9 smaller icons. Items within the categories can be edited or deleted and new items can be added. A maximum of 106 vocabulary items can be made active in the app at any time. App does not have a message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech available in male, female, boy and girl voices. Direct
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ComApp.i

comappi

AU $41.99
US $39.99

v1.0

iPad Photographs. User can import own images. Category based app with five categories - food, drink, clothing, toys and emotions. Items can be hidden, added to or deleted. Categories are fixed. Items appear with no text. Four key icons appear across all pages - help, break, sick and bathroom. No message window for constructing sentences. Data is kept on the number of times each vocabulary icon is used. Has anrandomise feature which allows you to set 3 icons for each vocabulary icon and have it change randomly - use of this feature could really interfere with automaticity and learning of pictures/symbols as consistent items. Cells can be displayed in 3 sizes - small, medium or large. Small gives 9 icons on the screen, medium gives 4, and large provides just 1. With 45 items in the food category, visual memory would be required to access vocabulary at all 3 sizes. Prerecorded voice for existing items, available in man, woman, girl or boy. Recorded speech for new items. Direct
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ComApp.i.3

comappi3

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.0

iPad Custom symbols. User can add own images. A simple app designed to focus on basic needs. The app has a top menu bar which is consistent across all pages and which has help, break, sick and bathroom icons. The app also has a central menu with 5 items - feelings, food, drinks, clothing and toys. Each of these categories then has a number of pages with vocabulary for that category. Item size can be adjusted from 1 large icon to 9 smaller icons. Items within the categories can be edited or deleted and new items can be added. A maximum of 106 vocabulary items can be made active in the app at any time. App does not have a message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech available in male, female, boy and girl voices. Direct
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Communicate Easy - Autism App for iPad for Special Needs Communication

commeasy

AU $2.99
US $2.99

v2.00

iPad Photographs for pre-existing items. User can add own images. Category based app aimed at creating choice making and schedule pages. Items are stored in categories, with each item represented by a picture and text. Items can be spoken by touching them. They can also have the "not" symbol, a question mark or a tick placed over them. Pages can be prepared with items marked with ticks or crosses in edit mode - and then made available to the user in live mode. Each category can be edited and added to. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Communicate Mate

commate

Free

v1.0

iPhone

iPad

Comes with high quality photographs for existing vocabulary items. Simple category based AAC App. Comes with three categories: food, drinks and toys. Each item is accompanied by a high quality photograph and text and a recorded word or phrase e.g. "Can I have yogurt?". Text can be toggled on and off. "Please" and "thank-you" appear at the bottom of each page. Categories and items cannot be edited. Female recorded speech with Australian accent. Direct
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Communicate Mate Male

commate

Free

v1.0

iPhone

iPad

Comes with high quality photographs for existing vocabulary items. Simple category based AAC App. Comes with three categories: food, drinks and toys. Each item is accompanied by a high quality photograph and text and a recorded word or phrase e.g. "Can I have yogurt?". Text can be toggled on and off. "Please" and "thank-you" appear at the bottom of each page. Categories and items cannot be edited. Male recorded speech with Australian accent. Direct
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Communications

communicate

Free

v1.1

iPad Some photos provided, but these are stored with Thai labels. User can add own images. App is designed to replicate PECS. The app itself is in English but all pre-programmed items are in Thai and the symbol library is also in Thai. Existing items can be edited or deleted. New items can be added. No message window or sentence strip for building phrases/sentences. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Connecconnect cardst Cards

 

Free

v1.24

iPad User can import own images Simple category based AAC App. To use the App, the user needs to create a number of albums in a free Picasa web album. Once these albums are created they are synced with the app, with each album appearing as a tab e.g. food, people. Albums can be moved so that they can be amalgamated into one tab or seperated into mutliple tabs. Items appear as pictures only, without text, unless you place text on the photos before uploading them to Picasa. No message window.

Synthesised

Speech

Direct
Access
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DIME

dime

AU $119.99
US $109.99

Lite version free

v2.3

iPad Around 1500 pictograms drawn for the app. User can add own images. Dime is a range of communication based tools, starting with a simple communication tool. It has five different components. The communication tool allows the user to combine up to three symbols onto a message strip and then speak them as a sentence. The "I want/Iam" tool offers two sentence starters "I want to" or "I am" followed by verbs and nouns as appropriate.  The clock or timer allows you to place a pictogram and then start a numbered countdown of any time up to 24 hours. The Blackboard is a freestyle drawing tool. The album lets you browse through the pictogram library and all the photos stored on your iPad. The pictograms are accompanied by recorded speech. Geotagging allows you to specify which photos appear in specific locations. You can add your own items but cannot edit the existing items. Can toggle between Spanish and English in the settings. Recorded speech for the existing items. Unable to add speech for new items. Direct
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Discover MyVoice for iOS

discovermyvoice

AU $51.99
US $49.99

iPhone

iPad

None included. User needs to import own images.

Category based App. User creates a category (eg people) and then creates items within that category. Categories and items both appear in list form. No message window for constructing sentences.

Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Easy Speak - AAC

easyspeak

AU $41.99
US $39.99

v1.2

iPhone Includes over 800 symbols. Can import your own images. Simple to use app structured with a multi-level communication system. Comes with a small number of pre-programmed categories, including some core vocabulary, which can also be customised. A message window allows the user to string together words to compose their own sentences/utterances. Male or female low quality synthesized speech. Direct
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Easy Speak HD- AAC

easy speak hd

AU $51.99
US $49.99

v1.2

iPad Includes over 800 symbols. Can import your own images. Simple to use app structured with a multi-level communication system. Comes with a small number of pre-programmed categories, including some core vocabulary, which can also be customised. A message window allows the user to string together words to compose their own sentences/utterances. Male or female low quality synthesized speech. Direct
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ER Translate

er translate

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.0

iPhone

iPad

Clip art style images. AAC App aimed specifically at people in hospital. The app consists of three pages - the "pictures" page has some core vocabulary, feelings and a range of medical phrases/words e.g. choking, chest pain. Some items have text and others have clip art style pictures/sybols. The letters and numbers page speaks each letter of the alphabet or numbers from 1 to 10 - but items from this page are spoken individually and cannot be strung together to form words. The notepad page lets the user do freehand writing or drawing. There is no message window. Pages cannot be edited. Male and female recorded speech assigned to different buttons. Direct
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Expressionist

expressionist

AU $10.49
US $9.99

v1.5

iPhone Range of custom symbols and some photos. Range of phrases and words in the areas of common phrases, feelings/emotions, senses, health, actions, requests and questions. Custom black and white symbols and some colour photos. Text appears only at item level. No user customisation. There is no message window for sentence construction.

Female

Voice

Direct
Access
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Expressive

expressive

AU $26.99
US $25.99

v3.11

iPhone

iPad

Includes over 10000 Smarty Symbols. Can import your own images. Very simple to use app for creating a multi-level communication system. Comes with a small number of pre-programmed pages which can also be customised. A message window allows the user to string together words to speak a sentence or phrase.

Pre-recorded male or female speech for the included items. Recorded speech or synthesised speech can be added to your imported images.

Direct
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Fat Cat Blarney Chat

fat chat blarney

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.0

iPhone Some buttons have custom symbols. Most have text only. Fat Cat Blarney Chat is a novelty AAC App from Point-and-Read. A very simple multi-page 20 button app with 80 phrases in total. Vocabulary is Irish slang or common English phrases spoken with an Irish accent. Utterances can be spoken out - or sent via text through Twitter, SMS, email or IM. Parental controls allow for some of these features to be disabled if needed. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on buttons. Recorded speech with an Irish accent. Direct
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Fat Cat Bunny Chat

fcbunny

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.13

iPhone Custom symbols. Fat Cat Bunny Chat is a novelty AAC App from Point-and-Read. A very simple 10 button app with all Easter specific vocabulary. Vocabulary has a commercial Easter focus - around eggs and chocolate. It is designed for interaction with a department store or shopping mall Easter Bunny. Your Easter utterances can be spoken out - or sent via text through Twitter, SMS, email or IM. Parental controls allow for some of these features to be disabled if needed. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on buttons. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Fat Cat Chat Repair

repair

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.15

iPhone Custom symbols on some buttons Communication Repair focused AAC App. Simple App focusing on language to control and repair communication exchanges.  Messages can be spoken, posted as a Facebook status update, tweeted or texted. Parental controls allow texting to be turned on or off. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on some buttons, but many buttons have text only. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Fat Cat Fast Twenty

fast 20

Free

v1.16

iPhone Custom symbols on pre-existing cells. This App should more accurately be called Fat Cat Fast Twenty-Eight! A simple AAC App with a main page of 28 words and a message window. Pressing in the message window also brings up the built-in onscreen keyboard - and text-to-speech can be combined with the whole words to form phrases and sentences. Cells cannot be customised. Recorded speech for existing cells and text-to-speech. Direct
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Fat Cat Outback Chat

outback

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.15

iPhone Some custom symbols. Some buttons are text only. Blimey! Have a go ya mug!. Fat Cat Outback Chat gives even those from outside our wide and pleasant land the chance to talk in fluent Aussie. Download this app and talk like an Ocker with ease. You will have access to over 100 beaut phrases and words - stone the crows this is as good as gold App! Your Aussie utterances can be spoken out - or sent via text through Twitter, SMS, email or IM. Parental controls allow for some of these features to be disabled if needed. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on some buttons, but many buttons have text only. Pure Aussie gold! Direct
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Fat Cat Pirate Action

pirate action

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.1

iPhone Custom symbols on most buttons.

A great pretend play app from Fat Cat. Users can play pirates, walk the plank (or get others to do so) and space pirates is even an option. A great example of setting up pretend play in an AAC app.

Recorded swashbuckling speech Direct
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Fat Cat Pirate Chat

fcpirate

Free

with in-app upgrade to more vocabulary for $0.99

v1.15

iPhone Some custom symbols. Some buttons are text only. Ahoy me' hearties. Fat Cat Pirate Chat lets all of us talk in fluent pirate - from a range of piratical ways of saying yes and no, and a great mix of pirate small talk. Download this app and talk like a pirate every day - or just use it on Talk Like a Pirate Day each year on the 19th of September. 60 pirate utterances come with the free version, the in-app paid upgrade gives you access to 100 more. And your piratical speak can be spoken out - or sent via text through Twitter, SMS, email or IM. Parental controls allow for some of these features to be disabled if needed. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on some buttons, but many buttons have text only. Pirate voice only. Direct
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Fat Cat Police Action

fc police

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.0

iPhone Custom symbols on most buttons.

A great pretend play app from Fat Cat. Users can play cops and robbers supported by great vocab and sound effects. A great example of setting up pretend play in an AAC app.

Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Fat Cat Santa Chat

fcsanta

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.12

iPhone Custom symbols Fat Cat Santa Chat is a novelty AAC App from Point-and-Read. A very simple 10 button app with all Santa specific vocabulary.  It is designed for interaction with a department store or shopping mall Santa. Utterances can be spoken out - or sent via text through Twitter, SMS, email or IM. Parental controls allow for some of these features to be disabled if needed. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on buttons. Recorded
Speech
Direct
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Fat Cat Scary Chat

scary cat

Free

App has advertising to remove the adverts there is a $0.99 fee

v1.1

iPhone Custom symbols Simple AAC apps with 8 pre-set cells with Halloween related messages and 2 programmable cells. Recorded
Speech
Direct
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Fat Cat Snappy Chat

snappy

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.15

iPhone Custom symbols on some buttons Small talk App for teen chat - or whatever. Fun AAC App which can be used by anyone to participate in conversations using social language, phrases and single words, with a definite wannabe teen attitude. Messages can be spoken, posted as a Facebook status update, tweeted or texted. Parental controls allow texting to be turned on or off. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on some buttons, but many buttons have text only. Recorded
Speech
Direct
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Fat Cat Spooky Chat

fat cahat spoky

Free

v1.112

iPhone Custom symbols Fat Cat Spooky Chat is a novelty AAC App from Point-and-Read. A very simple 10 button app with all "Trick or Treat" specific vocabulary.  Two of the buttons can be edited, but the rest are fixed. Utterances can be spoken out - or sent via text through Twitter, SMS, email or IM. Parental controls allow for some of these features to be disabled if needed. The Apple keyboard can also be pulled up to type in other words/sentences. Custom symbols on buttons. Recorded
Speech
Direct
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Flashables 50 English

Audio

flashable

Free

v1.40

iPhone 50 custom symbols Has 50 words, mostly verbs, with custom black and white line drawings as symbols. List can be scrolled through as a text list with mini-icons or a single item can be displayed on the screen, and the next item reached by swiping. Developer says it is designed to emulate PECS. No user customisation. There is no message window for sentence construction. Female synthesised voice Direct
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Gabby

gabby

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v3.0

iPhone

iPad

Clip art and some pictographs. User can import own images. Category based AAC App with extra features accessible through a tool bar. Multiple users with customised pages can be created. Vocabulary can be accessed through a home page of categories or through a search feature. Vocabulary can also be geotagged and accessed through location. Each category can have up to 200 items, which the user can scroll to access. Can access list of vocabulary which hasn't been used and which vocabulary items have been used (and how often). Also includes some location features enabling you to see where vocabulary has been used. Poor quality synthesised speech or recorded speech Direct
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Gabby Tabs

gabby tabs

AU $10.49
US $9.99

Lite version available for free

v1.30

iPhone

iPad

Comes with symbols for all the pre-existing items. User can add own images. Gabby Tabs is a simple communication app. It comes with a pre-programmed page with 14 items. Further pages cannot be created. All existing vocabulary can be edited - symbol, text and recording can be changed. The pre-existing vocabulary includes a couple of sentence starters "I want" and "I am" and then some other options e.g. yes, no, more, play, bathroom. Easy to edit. Recorded female speech Direct
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GoTalk Now

go talk

AU $84.99
US $79.99

GoTalk Now free version is also available.

SymbolStix library available for $51.99.

Widgit Symbols library available for $51.99.

v3.62

iPad Imagine Symbols included. SymbolStix and Widigt symbol libraries can be purchased. User can also import own images. Mutiple images can be displayed on each cell. Can search internet within the app for extra images AAC App which allows the user to create a number of pages with 1, 4, 9, 16 or 25 items per page, or a visual scene with multiple buttons. Single pages or a multipage book with page links can be created. Pictures or videos can be displayed on each cell. A core vocabulary row of 4 items can be accessed easily from every page. Visual scene displays can be created using hot spots. Create multiple users/books, share the books via wifi, create a pdf of pages and email them, use the GoTalk Now template library or email links to templates you have created. Backup to a computer or to DropBox. Easy to use and create unlimited pages. Has message window for sentence construction on express pages - but this isn't available on all page types. A number of pre-made pages can be downloaded - these have been made by a range of different people. Speech Synthesise or recorded speech Direct access. 1 or 2 switch visual or auditory scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces or the Attainment Switch App on an iPhone or second iPad. Auditory scanning includes option for private auditory scan cues using one audio channel. Rating StarRating Star

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

grace

AU $25.99
US $24.99

v2.11

iPhone
iPad
Small range of custom symbols. Can import your own images and add images using camera. Designed to replicate PECS. Has a limited number of sentence starters. Vocabulary is organised in categories, and some of the pre-existing categories can be added to and all can be modified (i.e. delete existing items). A strip allows you to construct some limited sentences. Text cannot be added to your custom vocabulary items. No Speech Direct
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I Click I Talk - Multi Student

iclick

AU $10.49
US $9.99

For use with mulitple students

v4.0

 

iPad Has an image repository of approx. 1000 custom images. Can import your own images and add images from device camera. Some pre-programmed vocabulary, including some basic core vocabulary (although some important core words such as "I" are missing). A message window allows a sentence to be constructed and spoken. Each icon also talks as it is selected. Each "activity" can have multiple categories of vocabulary. Each category can have 12 items and item size can be set to small, medium or large. Includes ability to generate reports on vocabulary use. Cells can also be displayed with text only. The mutiple student version allows you to create different pages for different students or to make pages available across a few students. Pre-recorded female speech or record your own speech. Direct
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I Click I Talk - Single Student

iclicksingle

AU $4.49
US $3.99

for use with a single student

v4.0

iPad Has an image repository of approx. 1000 custom images. Can import your own images and add images from device camera. Some pre-programmed vocabulary, including some basic core vocabulary (although some important core words such as "I" are missing). A message window allows a sentence to be constructed and spoken. Each icon also talks as it is selected. Each "activity" can have multiple categories of vocabulary. Each category can have 12 items and item size can be set to small, medium or large. Includes ability to generate reports on vocabulary use. Cells can also be displayed with text only. Pre-recorded female speech or record your own speech. Direct
Access
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I Click I Talk Compact

iclickcompact

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v4.0

iPad Has an image repository of approx. 1000 custom images. Can import your own images and add images from device camera. Some pre-programmed vocabulary, including some basic core vocabulary (although some important core words such as "I" are missing). A message window allows a sentence to be constructed and spoken. Each icon also talks as it is selected. Each "activity" can have 4 categories of vocabulary and each category can have 8 items. Item size can be set to small, medium or large. Includes ability to generate reports on vocabulary use. Cells can also be displayed with text only. Pre-recorded female speech or record your own speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

I Click I Talk Mini

iclickmini

AU $1.99
US $1.99

v3.5

iPad Has an image repository of approx. 1000 custom images. Can import your own images and add images from device camera. Some pre-programmed vocabulary, including some basic core vocabulary (although some important core words such as "I" are missing). A message window allows a sentence to be constructed and spoken. Each icon also talks as it is selected. Each "activity" can have multiple categories of vocabulary. Each category can have 12 items and item size can be set to small to large. Pre-recorded female speech or record your own speech. Direct
Access
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iAskU

iasku

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.1

iPhone
iPad
Comes with some custom symbols. User can add own images using camera.

Category based AAC app. Comes with some basic categories - with items added to an "I want" sentence starter. User can add further categories and further items within categories.

None Direct
Access
Rating Star

iAssist Communicator

iassist

AU $31.99
US $29.99

v1.0

iPhone Small number of pre-installed images and photos. Can import your own images. Vocabulary is stored under categories such as "Art" or "Good Manners". There is very little structure to facilitate a conversation, with some categories containing mostly nouns, and many buttons have full phrases. There is no message window for sentence construction. Categories can be added and existing content can be edited. Recorded speech - either use the pre-existing speech or record your own. Direct
Access
Rating Star

iBlisssymbols

ibliss

AU $19.99
US $18.99

Lite version available for free

v1.0

iPhone Over 4000 Blisssymbols. Can import your own images. In design mode, a table can be created with Blissymbols. The names of symbols and the background colour can be customised - and charts can then be emailed to a computer for future editing or printing or use. In user mode, the user can construct sentences using the tables already created. No Speech Direct
Access
Rating Star

iComm

icomm

Free

Upgrade to full version with in-app purchase of AU$8.49

v1.4

iPhone Import your own images. Small number of clip art and symbols included. Organised in categories such as basic needs, activities with a few items pre-programmed under some categories. Can customise the categories and there are a few blank to add your own. 4 or 2 cells on each screen. No message window for sentence construction. Record your own speech in upgraded version. Direct
Access
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iCommunicate

icommunicate

AU $51.99
US $49.99

v2.51

iPhone
iPad
Symbolstix from News2You and photos. User can add their own images. Vocabulary is displayed in list view. You can add or delete items and type in your own text for added items. Vocabulary can also be displayed in a sequence and used as a storyboard or visual schedule. No message window for sentence construction. Since the addition of SymbolStix the vocabulary list is very long - categorisation is promised in a future update. This is a very strong app for producing visual supports e.g. storyboards and schedules, but more limited as a communication app. Boards can be printed or emailed as well as used on-screen.

Recorded speech and a range of synthesised speech options. Higher quality and greater range of text-to-speech voices available when WiFi or 3G connection is available.

Direct
Access
Rating Star

iConverse - Assisted Communication

iconverse

AU $10.49
US $9.99

v2.4

iPhone Clip Art. Can import your own images.

Home page with 6 buttons "I need the bathroom", "I need a break", "I feel sick" etc and then you can create your own buttons. No message window for sentence construction.

Synthesised speech in male and female voices. Direct
Access
Rating Star

iGreet You

igreet

AU $0.99
US $0.99

iPhone
iPad
Comes with 2 Smarty Symbols. Simple app which allows user to simply say "Good bye" or "Hello". No customisation or message window. Recorded male and female speech for the two items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

iInteract

iinteract

AU $9.49
US $8.99

v1.02

iPhone Photos and a small number of custom images. Vocabulary arranged in categories and then as small tiles with image only - and a text sentence starter. Once an image is selected, the user needs to navigate back out of it again. No message window for sentence construction. User is unable to customise vocabulary. Recorded speech, boy or girl voice. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Image2Talk - functional communication app using real images

image2talk

AU $25.99
US $24.99

v3.0

iPhone
iPad
High quality photographs for existing items. User can import own images. A basic noun-based AAC app. Consisting of a single page which can be swiped up and down to access vocabulary. 5 rows of vocabulary shows at any time - and each row can also be scrolled to access more vocabulary. Once each item is selected it is put into a sentence e.g. I want cake, I want to go in the car, I need help. Items and rows can be removed or added and a batch of images can be imported using DropBox. Existing items can be edited and the time an item is displayed for after it is selected can be changed. No message window. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

iMyVoice - AAC

imyvoice

AU $41.99
US $39.99

v2.2

iPad Small amount of clip art with app. User can import own images. Simple multi-level AAC app that lets you create a range of pages that link to each other. Each page can have between 1 and 100 cells on it. Button can contain both images and text. A button can speak, link to another page or open a web page, movies or play music. No message window for creating sentences. Easy to use. Small pre-made page set which is mostly based around needs and wants. Recorded
Speech
Direct access. Single switch visual scanning using iPad screen as switch. Rating Star

iPicto

ipicto

AU $1.99
US $1.99

lite version available for free

v4.0

iPhone
iPad
Over 4000 black and white pictograms. Clear pictograms arranged in 37 categories, such as "abstract", "days" and "animals". Lots of pictograms in each category, which can be scrolled through. A pictogram can be selected to be enlarged. A single word can be inserted into a text box but then appears across all symbols. No message window for sentence construction. Pictures can be added to a favourites tab. No speech Direct
Access
Rating Star

iSpeak Grid

ispeakgrid

AU $6.49
US $5.99

v1.0

iPhone
iPad
ith 650 pictogram style symbols. User can import own images. Simple AAC app with 6 communication pages. Each page can have 1, 4 or 9 buttons and on the iPad 16 buttons is also an option. Buttons can display an image and speak. Buttons cannot display text. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

iTake Turns

itaketurns

AU $1.99
US $1.99

v2.0

iPhone
iPad
Comes with 2 Smarty Symbols. Simple app which allows user to simply say "Your turn" or "My turn". No customisation or message window. Recorded male and female speech for the two items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

iTalker

italker

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v2.1

iPhone Can add your own images. Can create playlists of recordings and step through them one at a time using the large red button. Recorded
Speech
Direct access but screen can be used as a switch by some users Rating StarRating Star

iWant...

iwant

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.0

iPhone
iPad
Photos can be added from camera or from the photo roll. A very simple single page app. Allows the user to use pre-stored phrases which all begin with "I want" - or to add their own buttons with their own phrases. The page displays a number of cells with text and pictures. When selected, each cell becomes full screen and the recorded speech plays. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Let's Talk!

letstalk

AU $2.99
US $2.99

v3.3

iPhone Small number of icons. Category based app. Has pre-existing categories in which vocabulary is stored, such as school, cleaning, religion. These categories cannot be edited or added to. A sentence is automatically constructed and spoken after two icons are selected. Visually it displays the item and then the category e.g. "Sing I want you to" but says the sentence correctly "I want you to sing to me". Has a small number of sound effects stored in the "expressions" category to be used instead of speech. User manual is in Japanese. A new "original" category allows the user to add 21 pages with 4 buttons per page. Pre-recorded speech and recorded your own speech on custom items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Lingvo

lingvo

Free

v1.0

iPad Stylised drawings. Lingvo is designed as a graphic representation of medical symbols - pain, discomfort and trauma. Each of these is represented via stylised drawings. There is minimal text in the app. Once a user has picked a symptom, the app creates an ongoing list of each issue. App cannot be edited. None Direct
Access
Rating Star

Look2Learn - AAC

look2learn

AU $15.99
US $14.99

v2.0

iPhone Photos. Can add your own images. An "I want" symbol (boy or girl) is followed by a number of photographs or categories for requesting items. You can add your own items to be requested and delete pre-existing items. No message window or way to construct sentences except by starting with "I want". Recorded speech, boy, girl, male or female. Record your own speech for new items or record over existing items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

MetaTalk

metatalk

AU $189.99
US $179.99

Lite version available for AU $10.49

v1.11

iPad Over 1200 Metacom 5 symbols. User can import own images. MetaTalk is a core vocabulary based app for communication via symbols. Words can be combined in the message window to construct sentences. Buttons can also be programmed to speak without going into the message window. Existing boards can be edited - vocabulary can be rearranged, altered or deleted. Some phrases and sentence starters are included, as well as single words. US Acapela voices - Heather, Ryan, Nelly and Kenny. Direct
Access
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MetaTouch

metatouch

AU $31.99
US $29.99

v1.1

iPad Over 1200 Metacom 5 symbols. User can import own images. App with multiple pre-programmed communication pages and a symbol system. Includes some core vocabulary and a message window so the user can construct sentences. Most existing vocabulary can be edited, but it would be hard to alter the overall structure of the vocabulary layout. Editing is easy, allowing user the select a different symbol or change to a custom symbol and/or edit the text. No voice output Direct
Access
Rating Star

Montell

montell

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.0

iPad Comes with some custom symbols. User can add own images.

Simple category based AAC app. Comes with items stored in categories such as "food" and "clothing". Additional categories and items can be added using photos from the photo library.

Synthesised speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

My Choice Board

mychoice

AU $10.49
US $9.99

iPhone Limited number of photos provided. Can add your own images. Designed to allow the user to select one of 6 choices. Choice boards can be constructed for a number of situations. Each choice page has a template with "I want" at the top and then the choice options below. When a choice is selected, it appears in a blank area at the top, and if the user selects it again it will fill the whole screen. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

My First AAC

myfirst

AU $25.99
US $24.99

v1.13

iPad Custom symbols with animation. A category based app - with an interface which looks like a child's toy. User scrolls through categories such as expressions, social, greetings, and then selects an item. 2 or 8 items can be displayed in each category. User can be locked into a single category. User can be defined as male or female and then icons update where appropriate to show either a boy or a girl and the recorded voice also changes. No message window. Recorded child's speech on existing items. Can record your own speech for extra items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

My Words

mywords

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v2.0

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images or add photos from camera or picture library on device Designed as a picture and sound dictionary, this app can also be used as a very basic AAC App. Items are added individually and then saved into a group. Items are in the list in the order in which they are added, and item order cannot be edited. Items can only be deleted or added - once created they cannot be edited. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

MyChoicePad

mychoicepad

AU $NA
US $NA

On 18th October 2012 this app was GBP 74.99

Lite version available for free

iPad Uses Makaton symbols. Unable to evaluate this app as it is only available on the UK App store. / / /

Noni

noni

AU $0.99
US $0.99

Lite version available for free

v1.1

iPhone 8 custom symbols included. User can import own images. Simple AAC App with up to 6 icons per page. 8 icons are already created, and these can be moved around but not edited or deleted. As each new item is created it is placed in the last position but can then be moved around. Custom items can be deleted but not edited once created. Buttons can only speak - they cannot move to a new page. User moves between pages by swiping. Very easy to program. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

PandaPal - Autism Communication System

panda

AU $47.99
US $45.99

Lite version available

v1.4

iPad Contains a number of photos of common items. User can add own images. Designed to simulate a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) approach to AAC. Communication pages are designed to be stored under categories e.g. bathroom, clothing. Text appears over photos. Once an item is selected, it appears in the sentence strip at the bottom of the page and the sentence strip can be spoken whenever it is visible by pressing it.  The Panda appears in many of the photos (e.g. on the school bus). Existing vocabulary can be added to, edited or deleted. The app also offers the easy construction of a first/then strip or a visual schedule using buttons already created for the communication pages. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

PhotoTell

phototell

AU $10.49
US $9.99

Lite version available for free

v3.00

iPhone
iPad
Photos. User can add own images or take photos with camera to add.

App allows you to make albums with up to 9 images/photos per page and attach a recording to each item. Photos can also be shared on Facebook, Twitter and via sms.

Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pic a Word

picaword

Free

v1.0

iPad Photos App comes with 12 items. Items cannot be edited and when item number is reduced user has no control over which items are removed. App opens in landscape mode with 12 items if iPad is held in landscape. If held in portrait mode, app opens with 12 items and can be reduced to 9, 6 or 3. No message window. Pre-recorded child's voice. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pic-See

picsee

AU $15.99
US $14.99

Lite version available

v1.11

iPad

Over 250 custom symbols drawn by a graphic artist. Many of them show one of two children - Millie or Sam. User can add own images.

Pic-See is primarily a visual support app. 2 users can be created and data can be kept on their app use and progress. App includes a visual schedule builder, which can be used to create a schedule of up to 6 items. Emotions centre displays graphics of a range of emotions and a slider from 1 - 10. And Choice Board allows easy construction of a choice board. Once an item has been selected it is removed from the board. Items do not speak in many areas. No message window. Recorded speech - but it isn't active through much of the app. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pic-See Collective

picseec

AU $39.99
US $37.99

v1.11

iPad Over 250 custom symbols drawn by a graphic artist. Many of them show one of two children - Millie or Sam. User can add own images. Pic-See is primarily a visual support app. 10 users can be created and data can be kept on their app use and progress. App includes a visual schedule builder, which can be used to create a schedule of up to 6 items. Emotions centre displays graphics of a range of emotions and a slider from 1 - 10. And Choice Board allows easy construction of a choice board. Once an item has been selected it is removed from the board. Items do not speak in many areas. No message window. Recorded speech - but it isn't active through much of the app. Direct
Access
Rating Star

PicBoard

picboard

AU $8.49
US $7.99

v2.6

iPhone
iPad

None included. User needs to import own images or add them from the camera. Instructions included on how to import symbols from Boardmaker.

Can design individual communication boards with anything from 1 large cell to 20 cells. Easy to use and includes a nice "how to" video. This is the non-speaking version of TalkBoard. Boards can be printed and easily shared with others. Visual timers can be created on communication pages. Can import Picture Communication Symbols from Boardmaker using the free PicCutter tool for PC and Mac. No speech

Direct access. 1 and 2 switch, visual and auditory scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces.

Rating Star

Pics Aloud

picsaloud

AU $5.49
US $4.99

Lite version available for free

v1.6

iPhone
iPad
Photos and clip art and can add your own images. Designed to emulate PECS - a series of picture cards to be used for requesting. Can also add the pictures to a schedule. Pictures are stored under categories, and the user needs to scroll to see all items. Editing rights and other features can be toggled on and off. Can add your own images for vocabulary items and can customise text or add your own recordings. Additions can only replace existing items as number of items is finite. Male and female synthesised speech and can record your own speech on new items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

PicTalk Toddler

pictalk

Free

But vocabulary isn't available until the user has made an in-app purchase of between $1.99 and $2.99

v1.0

iPad Custom symbols. A category based AAC app. Vocabulary is stored in categories such as eat, drink, I feel. Very few items are unlocked and available in the free version.  They can be unlocked and used with an in-app purchase. Items selected go into message window to form a phrase or sentence. Most categories/items cannot be edited. App has a clear format and is easy to use. Recorded speech in male or female voice. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pictogram

picogram

AU $4.49
US $3.99

v1.0

iPhone Over 1700 Picto images A visual dictionary with black and white pictograms which can be searched in 15 different languages. Pictograms can be grouped for use in a communication system. Categories or pages can be created and a text based menu allows each to be selected. No voice output Direct
Access
Rating Star

Picture AAC

pictureaac

AU $31.99
US $29.99

v1.2

iPhone
iPad
Includes over 200 symbols and user can import own images. Picture Exchange style AAC App. Main page has categories, including a category of called Sentence which includes sentence starters such as "I want" and "I taste". Each category can have a large number of items, which are accessed by scrolling. Includes two training levels as well as sentence level. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Picture Card Communication

picturecard

AU $6.49
US $5.99

v1.3

iPhone Small number of custom symbols included. User can add own images or do a web search for images to add. Up to 24 communication cards can be created and displayed on 3 pages (up to 8 cards per page). The cards are selected and added to the message window at the bottom of the screen. Once selected, the items can be spoken. A usage history can be displayed, but not repeated as it is more of a record keeping feature. Pages can be printed. Pre-recorded speech and you can record your own speech for new items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Picture Card Maker - For Communication and More!

picmaker

Free

v4.5

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images Originally published as a way of designing low tech communication and activity boards, Picture Card Maker has recently been updated so that onscreen "choice boards" can be created. Pages can be created with 4 or 16 cells. And can also be printed of course! Advertising can be removed. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Picture Card Maker PLUS

picmakerplus

AU $6.49
US $5.99

v4.2

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images Originally published as a way of designing low tech communication and activity boards, Picture Card Maker has recently been updated so that onscreen "choice boards" can be created. Pages can be created with 4 or 16 cells. And can also be printed of course! Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Picture Talk

picturetalk

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.2

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images

Category based AAC App. User can create a number of categories, under which vocabulary is stored. Each item is stored with a text label and a picture selected from your photo library or camera.

Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

PictureCanTalk

picturescantalk

AU $36.99
US $34.99

v4.1

iPhone
iPad
Includes over 1000 symbols. Can add your own images. A simple category based AAC app. Includes a sentence strip with an "I want" starter. Comes with some basic vocabulary with pictures and text e.g. food and drinks, utensils and household. User can add their own categories and items within categories. Items within a category can be selected to be added to the "I want" sentence strip or played as a slideshow. Includes matching games to be played with vocabulary and vocabulary on the message strip can be emailed using the default email address in the iPad/iPhone. Can create backup files and use them to restore vocabulary easily - sending them through email. Recorded speech or synthesised speech. Direct
Access
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PictureCanTalkPremium

picturescantalkprem

AU $59.99
US $54.99

v1.6

iPad Includes over 1000 symbols. Can add your own images. This app is the combined features of PictureCanTalk and Picture Can Plan scheduling supports, plus the visual support features included in PictureAssistive including schedules and timers. Also has the ability to create multiple users. Recorded speech or synthesised speech. Direct
Access
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PicWords

picwords

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.01

iPad User adds own images. Simple category based AAC app. Comes with one page pre-programmed. Easy to use. Each cell can displays text and a graphic. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pocket AAC for iPad

pocketaac

AU $41.99
US $39.99

iPad Small amount of clip art. User can add own images. Category based App. Has pre-existing categories in which vocabulary is stored, such as school, cleaning, religion. These categories cannot be edited or added to. A new user category can also be created and items added to that. There is no message window for sentence construction. Pre-recorded speech and you can record your own speech for new items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pocket Talk

pockettalk

AU $21.99
US $20.99

Lite version available for free

v3.06

iPhone
iPad
Comes with a small number of clip art and pictograph style images. User can import own images. An app with three seperate communication areas. First there is a category based area, which allows you to create a number of categories and then store words/phrases under each. Comes with a small example set. No message window for sentence construction in the phrases section. Items in this section can have recorded speech attached to them or use synthesised speech. A second area within the app, called Sentence Builder, does have a message window and contains a small example set of pages as well. In this area, items don't speak as they are selected, but go into the message window instead. Again, the user needs to create categories and store words and phrases in them. Items in this section can have recorded speech attached to them or use synthesised speech The third area is called Type To Talk and is a simple text-to-speech option using the system keyboard.  Sentences in both this area and in sentence builder must be shorter than 45 words. Synthesised speech with a choice of 2 US voices (male and female), two UK voices (male and female) and one Australian voice (female). Voice are internet based so app must be connect to the internet to speak with these voices, otherwise app changes to lower quality speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pocket Talk - Phrases

pockettalkphrases

AU $9.49
US $8.99

v3.06

iPhone
iPad
A small number of clip art and pictograph style images are included with the app. User can import own images. A category based AAC app that allows you to create a number of categories and then store words/phrases under each. Comes with a small example set. No message window for sentence construction in the phrases section. Items can have recorded speech attached to them or use synthesised speech. Synthesised speech with a choice of 2 US voices (male and female), two UK voices (male and female) and one Australian voice (female). Voice are internet based so app must be connect to the internet to speak with these voices, otherwise app changes to lower quality speech. Recorded speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Pocket Talk - Sentence Builder

pockettalkbuilder

AU $9.49
US $8.99

v3.06

iPhone
iPad
Comes with a small number of clip art and pictograph style images. User can import own images. Sentence Builder is a category based AAC app that has a message window and contains a small example set of pages as well. Items don't speak as they are selected, but go into the message window instead. The user needs to create categories and store words and phrases in them. Items can have recorded speech attached to them or use synthesised speech Synthesised speech with a choice of 2 US voices (male and female), two UK voices (male and female) and one Australian voice (female). Voice are internet based so app must be connect to the internet to speak with these voices, otherwise app changes to lower quality speech. Recorded speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

PocketAAC

pocketaaci

AU $109.99
US $99.99

Lite version available for free

v1.0

iPhone Small amount of clip art. User can add own images. Category based App. Has pre-existing categories in which vocabulary is stored, such as school, cleaning, religion. These categories cannot be edited or added to. A new user category can be created and items added to that. There is no message window for sentence construction. Pre-recorded speech and you can record your own speech for new items. Direct
Access
Rating Star

Point To Pictures

pointotpictures

AU $5.49
US $4.99

v1.07

iPad Custom symbols and movies. User can import own images and movies. Designed as an AAC Training App, Point to Pictures offers a series of options on a page - between 2 and 9. Once the user selects an item, the app tells them which item they chose and can then play an optional consequence or reinforcer. The same 2 - 9 items are presented until edited. If the user doesn't make a selection, the App plays images and sounds to tempt them to interact with it. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Posco AAC

posco

AU $10.49
US $9.99

v1.80

iPhone
iPad
Custom symbols. User can add own images. Category based AAC app. Comes with a number of pre-programmed pages in different categories, such as "goodbye" and "I want". All existing vocabulary can be customised or deleted and new vocabulary and categories can be added. Has a message window for sentence/phrase construction. Very easy to use and has excellent training video as the app starts for the first time. Recorded and synthesised speech. Direct
Access
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Quick Talk AAC

quicktalk

AU $25.99
US $24.99

v2.01

iPhone
iPad
Includes over 11,000 Smarty Symbols Category based App with two cells on every page. Vocabulary is accessed by swiping left or right to change categories (e.g. activities, I want, emotions, food) and then swiping up or down to access more vocabulary within the category. Navigation relies heavily on visual memory and there is no way to know what is within a category until you have swiped through it. Existing buttons can be edited and some new buttons can be added. Message window for sentence construction. Recorded and synthesised speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

QuickChoice

quickchoice

AU $0.99
US $0.99

v1.2

iPhone User can import own images. Simple app designed to allow quick creation of photo based choice boards, with 2 or 3 items. No message window. None Direct
Access
Rating Star

SayHi! AAC

sayhi
Free
v1.1.1

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images or adds them using inbuilt camera. Simple AAC App. User can create multiple pages which each link off a central menu. 9 cells can be displayed on each page. Each cell can display text, a picture and have recorded speech. Cells can also be easily setup to play an audio file installed on the iPad. The App can be installed on three devices on the same WiFi network and the second two devices can be used for alternative access, functioning as if they are the two switches in two switch scanning. Recorded
Speech
Direct access. 2 switch visual scanning using two other iPhones or iPod touch devices running on the same Wi-Fi network Rating Star

Scan To Pictures

scantopictures
AU $5.49
US $4.99
Lite version is available for free.
v1.3

iPad Custom symbols and movies. User can import own images and movies. Designed as an AAC Training App, Scan to Pictures offers a series of options on a page - between 2 and 9. Once the user selects an item, the app tells them which item they chose and can then play an optional consequence or reinforcer. The same 2 - 9 items are presented until edited. If the user doesn't make a selection, the App plays images and sounds to tempt them to interact with it. Recorded
Speech

Single switch visual scanning and auditory scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box and APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces. iPad screen can be used as a switch.

Rating Star

Scene Speak

scenespeak
AU $10.49
US $9.99
v2.03

iPad

Comes with some scenes and user can import own images.

Designed to construct communication books and pages with visual scene displays (VSDs). A range of pre-made displays are provided - or a user's own photos or images from Google can be used as the VSD. Once a VSD has been set up with sound areas (either a recording or synthesised speech) then it can be added to a book. User has to swipe to move between visual scenes in a book. No option for hybrid visual scenes or for combining with other language to begin forming sentences. No message window. 5 synthesised voices Direct
Access
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Scene&Heard

scene
AU $51.99
US $49.99
(Lite version available for free)
v2.2

iPhone
iPad
Includes over 12,000 Widgit Symbols. User can import own images. Designed to construct communication books and pages with visual scene displays (VSDs). A range of pre-made displays are provided - or a user's own photos or images from Google can be used as the VSD. Each VSD can be used as a standalone or linked to other scenes. Hybrid scenes can be created with a symbol strip at the bottom of the scene. Hotspots can play a recorded sound, pull up a symbols (or group of symbols), launch a video or link to another scene. Once a scene has been made, you are prompted to email it to yourself (or anyone else) for backup. Scenes can be browsed as images, laid out in a grid format, or scheduled to launch at specific times. No message window. Recorded
Speech

Direct access. 1 and 2 switch visual scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces. iPad screen can be used as a switch.

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See and Say

seeandsay
AU $1.99
US $1.99
(Lite version available for free)
v1.0

iPhone
Some pre-stored photographs. User can add own images. Simple AAC App which allows the user to access a small number of pre-programmed words and phrases. Custom words and phrases can also be added and are stored in a list view which the user needs to scroll through. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

See Me Talk

seemetalk
AU $41.99
US $39.99
v1.0

iPad App comes with cartoon style graphics for pre-existing buttons. User needs to add own images for new items. A category based AAC app with a message window to allow user to create sentences. App comes pre-programmed with a range of sentence starters (e.g. I feel, I like, Why) and then vocabulary stored under categories (e.g. colours, comments, activities). Very easy to use and program. Categories are stored in a scrolling bar, which increases the memory requirements of using this app for some users. Synthesised speech in male or female. Direct
Access
Rating Star

SimpleAAC

simpleaac
Free
Trial version works for 7 days. Costs $189.99 after that time as an in-app purchase.
v1.0.161.22

iPad Clip art and some photos. A basic AAC app that lets the user make 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12 and 20 cell boards. Boards can be linked to each other. A small number of pages are included with the device - in the single cell boards these are setup as sequenced boards containing content such as nursery rhymes. In the other versions the boards are on topics such as "I want to eat drink". Very easy to use to create more boards. Movies/videos can be played within cells. Synthesised speech (female voice only) or recorded speech. Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Aphasia - Female

female
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos.

A list of basic phrases and some nouns. Cannot be customised for the end user. Includes some videos for end user to practice speech. No message window for sentence construction.

Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Aphasia - Male

male
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos. A list of basic phrases and some nouns. Cannot be customised for the end user. Includes some videos for end user to practice speech. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Conversational Phrases

smalltalk
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos. A list of basic conversational phrases presented in list form - generally appropriate for an adult with acquired aphasia. Phrases can be re-ordered or removed, but not added to. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech - choice of male and female voices. Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Daily Activities

daily
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos. A list of basic phrases for activities of daily living presented in list form - generally appropriate for an adult with aphasia. Phrases can be re-ordered or removed, but not added to. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech - choice of male and female voices. Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Dysphagia

dysphaga
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos. A list of basic phrases and some nouns for someone who has dysphagia presented in list order - generally appropriate for an adult with acquired dysphagia. Phrases can be re-ordered or removed, but not added to. Includes some videos for end user to practice good swallowing. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech - choice of male and female voices. Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Intensive Care

intensive
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos.

A list of basic phrases accompanied by pictures for someone in ICU/hospital. Phrases can be re-ordered or removed, but not added to. No message window for sentence construction.

Recorded speech - choice of male and female voices. Direct
Access
Rating Star

SmallTalk Pain Scale

pain
Free
v3.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art and some photos. A list words accompanied by pictures for someone to discuss the level of their pain, type of pain and which body part it is located in. Words can be re-ordered or removed, but not added to. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech - choice of male and female voices. Direct
Access
Rating Star

So Much 2 Say - Picture Communication

somuch
AU $25.99
US $24.99
v2.0.3

iPad Includes nearly 9000 SymbolStix symbols. User can import own images. A category based app. No pre-made vocabulary. User can create own categories and then pages within the categories. Each page can have 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 or 12 buttons per page. Message window for sentence construction. Very easy to use. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
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Sounding Board

soundingboard
Free
v3.1.1

iPhone Has built-in AbleNet symbol library with hundreds of symbols. Can also import images. Provides 1 cell, 2 cell, 3 cell, 4 cell, 6 cell and 9 cell templates which can be used to create "boards". Boards can be linked to each other to create a multilevel communication system. A small number of situation specific communication boards provided. Very easy to use. Has inbuilt data collection features and a range of pre-made boards are available as in-app purchases. Recorded
Speech

Direct access. 1 and 2 switch visual and auditory scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box, Blue2 or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces.

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Speak Aid

speakaid
AU $0.99
US $0.99
v1.1

iPhone Has a small number of custom symbols. Aimed at someone in medical care. Has basic needs, medical vocabulary and body parts. Vocabulary cannot be customised at all. Male Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Speak Aid HD

speakaidhd
AU $0.99
US $0.99
v1.1

iPad Has a small number of custom symbols. Aimed at someone in medical care. Has basic needs, medical vocabulary and body parts. Vocabulary cannot be customised at all. Male Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Speakall!

speakall
Free
v1.2

iPad Includes a small number of symbols. Can import own images. Designed as a practice app for picture exchange. Multiple pages can be created with up to 10 items. These can then be put on a sentence strip and spoken. Icons can be put in different positions on the sentence strip, allowing the user to practice putting them in correct order e.g. I want first and then a noun second. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Speaking Images

speakingimage
AU $0.99
US $0.99
v1.0

iPhone Clip art Designed as a practice app for picture exchange. Multiple pages can be created with up to 10 items. These can then be put on a sentence strip and spoken. Icons can be put in different positions on the sentence strip, allowing the user to practice putting them in correct order e.g. I want first and then a noun second. Synthesised
speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Speech Button

speechbutton
AU $8.49
US $7.99
v1.4

iPhone
iPad
Custom drawn symbols. Simple AAC app with four pre-programmed buttons - yes, no, more and all done. These can be display singly, in pairs or as a page of 4. By upgrading to the full version with an in-app purchase 26 vocabulary items become available. User cannot change, delete or add to pre-programmed items.

Pre-recorded

child's voice

Direct
Access
Rating Star

Speech Buttons

buttons
AU $8.49
US $7.99
Free version also available
v1.5.0

iPhone
iPad
Clip art style icons and some photographs. App with a number of pre-programmed pages. Page are in the areas of Feelings and Etiquette, Opposites, Numbers & Letters, Life Skills & Science. Under each category is a number of pages varying from two to 26 buttons. Pages do not link to each other - a gesture is used to go back to the central menu and then a text and icon based menu system is used to change to a new page. Pages cannot be customised or added to and new pages cannot be created.

Recorded
Speech -

US girl and male voice

Direct
Access
Rating Star

Speech Teach

teach
AU $9.49
US $8.99
v1.0.2

iPhone
iPad
Has a small number of photographs included. User can add own images. App allows user to create multiple pages each showing 6 items. Pages are designed to be selected through a drop down text based menu. Once an item on a page is selected, a recording plays and it is enlarged and fills the whole screen for a pre-designated period of time between 5 and 15 seconds. The 6 button page then appears again. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Symbly Go

symbly
Free
Requires active Symbly account to be used. Free trial for first 30 days, then $12USD or $20USD per month.
1.50

iPad

Symbly online offers access to SymbolStix, Straight Street symbols, Mulberry symbols, Noun Project pictograms, Google Images and Flickr.

Designed to be used to display visual supports, communication boards, etc created with the online Symbly tool at http://symbly.us/. An active subscription with Symbly is required for this app to be used. No voice output in free version. Can add Acapela voices for $5.99 Direct
Access
Rating Star

Talk to Me 100

talktome
AU $6.49
US $5.99
(Lite version with 9 items available for free)
v1.1.0

iPad 100 custom symbols.

Single page communication board containing 100 high frequency words that can be used to construct sentences. No message window. No user customisation.

Pre-recorded

child's voice

Direct
Access
Rating Star

Talk'n Photos

talkn
AU $2.99
US $2.99
v1.0.1

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images. Great talking photo album app which can also be used as a simple AAC app. A number of albums can be created with a number of pictures in each album, each of which can have recorded speech attached to it. Two example albums included. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Talk+ Touch

talktouch
AU $0.99
US $0.99
v2.1

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images. Simple AAC app that allows the construction of  multiple pages with 1 or 2 cells. Unlimited pages can be constructed but must be accessed by swiping between them - there is no central menu. As buttons are added they are simple added to the next available space. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

Talk4Me

talk4me
Free
v2.1

iPhone
iPad
User needs to import their own images or can use built-in camera to add items. Vocabulary arranged in categories and then as small tiles with image only - no text. Once an image is selected, the user needs to navigate back out of it again. No message window for sentence construction. Categories and items can be edited and added to. Recorded
Speech
Direct
Access
Rating Star

TalkBoard

talkboard
AU $17.99
US $16.99
v2.6

iPhone
iPad

None included. User needs to import own images. Instructions included on how to import symbols from Boardmaker. Can add photos direct from device camera.

Can design individual communication boards with anything from 1 large cell to 20 cells. Easy to use and includes a nice "how to" video. This is the speaking version of PicBoard. Boards can be printed and easily shared with others. Visual timers can be created on communication pages. Can import Picture Communication Symbols from Boardmaker using the free PicCutter tool for PC and Mac. Recorded
Speech
Direct access. 1 and 2 switch, visual and auditory scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces. Auditory scanning includes option for private auditory scan cues using one audio channel. Rating Star

Talkforme

talkforme
AU $39.99
US $37.99
v1.7.1

iPhone
iPad
User can import own images. Designed as a translation app, Talkforme allows the user to speak each item in one of 27 languages. Phrases can be inputted in English and accompanied by a photo or symbol. An output language can then be chosen, including English. Alternatively, recorded speech can be attached to each item. Phrases/words are stored in categories and accessed from a central menu. Existing vocabulary can be edited and new categories and items can be easily added. No message window.

Synthesised
speech or

Recorded
Speech

Direct
Access
Rating Star

Talking Cards

cards
AU $30.99
US $28.99
Lite version available for free
v3.0.0

iPhone
iPad
Contains over 450 custom symbols. User can import their own images. Simple grid based communication aid. Boards can be designed with 2, 6 or 12 cells. Very easy to use. Can be programmed and setup in Swedish or English. Unable to link boards to each other, only from central menu. Pre-recorded speech for all symbols, but this can be replaced with custom recording. Can add your own recordings to new items. Direct
Access
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Talking Picture Board

pictureboar
AU $0.99
US $0.99
v2.7

iPad High quality photographs. Can add your own pictures from camera or picture library. Simple category based app. 32 categories containing over 800 items with photographs and recorded speech. Limited editing and additions are possible. User can select a range of existing items to save on one of two pages. Vocabulary is heavily noun based. Some vocabulary is animated - e.g. for positions a penguin jumps around a cardboard box depending on the item selected ie above, in front. This animation and some of the sound effects may be distracting for some users. User may need to scroll to access all vocabulary in some categories. Includes a text based scrollable dictionary. Recorded female speech Direct
Access
Rating Star

TalkingTiles

talkingtiles
Free
Continued use of Talking Tiles requires a subscription.
v1.1.0

iPhone
iPad
SymbolStix, Mulberry, Sclera, Pictogram, Bliss and Widgit symbols. User can import own images. TalkingTiles is designed to work with the cloud based AAC software at www.mozzaz.com. Pages are built online on the website and then can be used on any device logged into the user account or in Chrome web browser. App can be installed on the iPad or on Android tablets. Minor editing can be done on the iPad. Initial use is free and further use requires an ongoing subscription. Pages are stored and saved in the cloud. Pages can be made with multiple cells and linked together and a message window allows sentence construction. App initially contains three pages but further pages can be downloaded from the Talking Tiles public library.

Recorded
Speech or

Synthesised
speech

Direct
Access
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TalkTommy

tommy
Free
Upgrade to creator version for AUD$5.49 (US $4.99) to edit buttons and sounds
v1.1

iPad Comes with some photos.

Category based app with a small number of free categories - animals and party. These categories come with photos and the sound that the photo makes e.g. the cow plays a mooing sound. Extra categories can be purchased, or creator version can be purchased and then the user can make their own categories and record sounds over the existing categories. Categories for students to use have very small buttons to launch. When an item is selected in the category it increases in size, and all other items are greyed out.

Pre-recorded sounds and can record your own sounds if you upgrade to creator version.

Direct access Rating Star

Tapikeo

tapikeo
AU $1.99
US $1.99
Upgrade to Tapikeo Premium for $0.99
v2.0

iPhone / iPod Touch User can import own photos User can create a number of pages with up to 45 pictures with recordings attached. Extremely easy to use. Upgrade to Tapikeo Premium and have the option to create and share grids via email and also gives you access to all the pre-made grids at the Tapikeo website. Recorded speech Direct access. Rating Star

Tapikeo HD

tapikeohd
AU $4.49
US $3.99
Upgrade to Tapikeo HD Premium for $0.99
v3.01

iPad User can import own images User can create a number of pages with up to 45 pictures with recordings attached. Extremely easy to use. Create and share grids via email and also gives you access to all the pre-made grids at the Tapikeo website. Recorded speech Direct access. Rating Star

TapSpeak Button

tapspeak
AU $15.99
US $14.99
v1.0

iPhone None.  Can change switch colour.

Turns your iPhone/iPod Touch into a single message communication device/switch. Allows the user to record a number of messages and store them - which can then be pulled up again later. Has an option of tap feedback when the "switch" is pressed.

Recorded speech.

Direct access but screen can be used as a switch by some users Rating StarRating Star

TapSpeak Button Plus for iPad

tapspeak
AU $51.99
US $49.99
v2.1.1

iPad 4500 PCS from Boardmaker included. User can import own images.

Turns your iPad into a single message communication device/switch. Allows the user to record a number of messages and store them - which can then be pulled up again later. Has an option of tap feedback when the "switch" is pressed Recorded speech.

Direct access. Cause and effect. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box, Blue2 or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces or use iPad screen as a switch. Rating StarRating StarRating Star

TapSpeak Button Standard for iPad

tapspeak
AU $31.99
US $29.99
v2.1.1

iPad User can import own images.

Turns your iPad into a single message communication device/switch. Allows the user to record a number of messages and store them - which can then be pulled up again later. Has an option of tap feedback when the "switch" is pressed Recorded speech.

Direct access. Cause and effect. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box, Blue2 or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces or use iPad screen as a switch. Rating StarRating Star

TapSpeak Sequence Plus

tapspeakplus
AU $51.99
US $49.99
v2.0.3

iPhone
iPad
Can set different switch colours and shapes or import images for each item in a sequence.  4500+ PCS from Boardmaker included. Turns your iPad into a sequenced single message communication device/switch. Allows the user to record a number of sequences and store them - which can then be pulled up again later. Can change how long the "switch" needs to be pressed before it activates. Includes ability to backup and restore the sequence database. The only difference between TapSpeak Sequence Standard and Plus is that the Plus version includes 4500+ Picture Communication Symbols. Recorded speech. Direct access. Cause and effect. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box, APPlicator/Switch4Apps or Blue2 switch interfaces or use iPad screen as a switch. Rating StarRating StarRating Star

TapSpeak Sequence Standard

tapspeakplus
AU $31.99
US $29.99
AUD $25.99 (USD$ 24.99) in app purchase to upgrade to TapSpeak Sequence Plus
v2.0.2

iPhone
iPad
Can set different switch colours and shapes or import images for each item in a sequence.  PCS from Boardmaker now also available as an in-App purchase for an additional cost.

Turns your iPad into a sequenced single message communication device/switch. Allows the user to record a number of sequences and store them - which can then be pulled up again later. Can change how long the "switch" needs to be pressed before it activates. Includes ability to backup and restore the sequence database. The only difference between TapSpeak Sequence Standard and Plus is that the Plus version includes 4500+ Picture Communication Symbols. Recorded speech.

Direct access.Cause and effect. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box, APPlicator/Switch4Apps or Blue2 switch interfaces or use iPad screen as a switch. Rating StarRating StarRating Star

TapToTalk

taptotalk
Free
TapToTalk Designer $99.95 USD for one year or $179.95 USD outright. TapToTalk MultiPlayer available for $5.49.
v2.4.1

iPhone
iPad
2000 custom symbols. Can import your own images.  Can add over 12,000 SymbolStix with an extra purchase in TapToTalk designer.

Comes with a starter album with categories "go, play, hungry, drink, emotion, bathroom". Can make your own albums online with Tap to Talk Designer. Version for Nintendo DS is also available. No message window for sentence construction. <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/taptotalk-uploader/id455102949?mt=8" target="_blank">TapToTalk Uploader</a> lets the user add photos direct from iPhone/iPad to their TapToTalk Designer account. TapToTalk MultiPlayer app can be purchased seperately to enable the user to access and switch between multiple accounts on one device. Pre-recorded speech in starter album.  Recorded and digitized speech in Tap to Talk Designer.

Direct access. Single switch visual scanning. Can be accessed with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box or APPlicator/Switch4Apps switch interfaces or use iPad screen as a switch. Rating StarRating Star

TASUC Communication

tasuc
AU $12.99
US $11.99
v1.1.3

iPhone Custom symbols. AAC App with vocabulary stored in a number of categories, such as "frequent use", "human" and "verbs". Vocabulary can be accessed by selecting the category tab or swiping in gallery mode or by selecting the category from a dial in talk mode. In talk mode, up to four icons can be sequenced to construct a phrase/sentence. Items can be deleted or added. Recorded female voice. Direct access. Rating Star

TASUC Communication for iPad

tascuhd
AU $21.99
US $20.99
v1.1.3

iPad Custom symbols. AAC App with vocabulary stored in a number of categories, such as “frequent use”, “human” and “verbs”. Vocabulary can be accessed by selecting the category tab or swiping in gallery mode or by selecting the category from a dial in talk mode. In talk mode, up to four icons can be sequenced to construct a phrase/sentence. Items can be deleted or added. Recorded female speech. Direct access. Rating Star

That's how I feel

howifeel
AU $2.99
US $2.99
v1.0

iPad A small number of Smarty Symbols included for the feelings in the app.

App designed to provide a user with a way of talking about their feelings. Feelings are presented in 3 rows.  The user needs to scroll or flick to move along each row. 39 different feelings are shown in the 3 rows.

Female recorded speech.

Direct access Rating Star

Touch Talking

touchtalk
AU $1.99
US $1.99
v2

iPhone
iPad
Photographs and cartoon-style symbols provided for the existing vocabulary items. Simple category based AAC App designed for nouns. Vocabulary is provided in categories such as household, foods and vehicles. Existing items cannot be edited or added to. Male and female voices. Direct access. Rating Star

TTalk_AAC

ttalk
AU $10.49
US $9.99
v1.0

iPad Can import and use the ARASAAC symbols. Multi-page AAC app. User can create multiple pages and move between them from a central menu. Pages cannot branch to each other. Each page can have small buttons (40 per page) or medium buttons (20 per page). No message window. Recorded speech. Direct access. Rating Star

urTalker Lite

urtalker
AU $7.49
US $6.99
v1.1

iPhone
iPad
Includes over 150 custom symbols. User can add own images. The main interface for urTalker Lite consists of a number of categories (with a text only label) that the user needs to swipe through in order to access each category. 7 categories are included at this stage including actions, toys, colours and animals. Once a user has selected a category then they need to swipe through all the icons within a category to access each vocabulary item. Categories can be added to and existing items can be edited. Existing vocabulary comes with male recorded speech, but this can be changed. Requires a high level of visual memory and format makes it slow to access vocabulary as user needs to swipe through every vocabulary item to get to the one they want. A small message window at the bottom of the screen allows the user to string together a number of symbols. Categories can be made active only at specific times if needed.

Recorded speech. Direct access. Rating Star

urTalker Pro

urtalker pro
AU $25.99
US $24.99
v1.3.1

iPhone
iPad
Includes a small number of custom symbols, approximately 150. User can import own images. A category based AAC app, with vocabulary in 7 categories at this stage including actions, toys, colours and animals. Each category can be displayed as a sequence of single items that the user needs to swipe through, or as pages with 1 to 16 items, which again the user needs to swipe through. Categories can be added to and existing items can be edited. Existing vocabulary comes with male recorded speech, but this can be changed. Categories can be made active only at specific times if needed. Recorded speech. Direct access. Rating Star

Use2Talk

use2talk
AU $25.99
US $24.99
v1.2

iPad Small library of Use2Talk photographs and a small selection of videos. User can add own images. A category based AAC App, which comes programmed with basic categories, such as good and needs/actions. Pages can have 2, 6, 12, 20 or 30 cells displayed, with further symbols access by scrolling. Background colour for each category can be customised. A bar at the top provides quick access to favourite pages/vocabulary. 3 schedules can be created as well. Buttons can display pictures or videos. Easy to program and use. No message window. Recorded speech Direct access. Rating Star

Verbal Victor

verbal victor
AU $12.99
US $11.99
v2.0

iPhone User needs to import their own images.

Vocabulary is a category based app arranged in 1, 2, 4 or 6 cells on iPhone or 1,2,3,6 or 8 cells on iPad. Buttons can be reordered and "spaces" can be included if fewer options on a page are needed. Can be locked onto one page if needed. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech.

Direct access Rating Star

VocaBeansEN

vocabeans
AU $10.49
US $9.99
(Lite version available for free)
v1.5.1

iPhone 500 symbols provided. 50 extra images can be added.

Category based app, with categories such as place, plants and politics.  Items within a category can be hidden but not modified.  Up to 50 Items can be added to the pre-existing categories. Whole phrases can be added and accessed through a list, and supported by a symbol/picture. There is no message window for sentence construction. Extra vocabulary/symbols can be added also from <a href="http://vocabeans.com/" target="_blank">www.vocabeans.com</a>

Pre-recorded adult male speech.  You can record your own speech for new items.

Direct access Rating Star

Voice4u

voiceforu
AU $64.99
US $59.99
v2.5.0

iPhone
iPad
Around 170 custom symbols.  User can import their own images.

Vocabulary is organised in a list view. Vocabulary can be organised in categories, alphabetically, in recency or in "popular" order. User can add an unlimited number of vocabulary items using their own photos and recording their own speech. No message window for sentence construction. Recorded speech.

Direct access. 1 switch visual scanning. Compatible with RJ Cooper/Therapy Box and APPlicator switch interfaces. Rating Star

VoiceSymbol AAC

voicesymbol
Free
v1.1.147.80

iPad Custom clip art and some Unlimiter symbols.

Two pages sets come with this app. I could not see a way to edit them and could not locate a manual anywhere. One page set is category based e.g. animals, clothes, family. The other page set is core vocabulary based, focused around "drinks". Has message window, although this is not easily seen in the category based page set. Recorded speech. Can choose between male and female.

Direct access Rating Star

Vox4All

voxforall
AU $129.99
US $119.99
Lite version available for free.
v1.0.9

iPhone
iPad
11,000 Widgit symbols. User can add own images. Vox4All is a multilevel communication app.  User can create a number of pages with up to 36 cells on each page. Pages can be linked to each other and to a central menu. No message window for sentence construction. Easy to use.  A fast access bar on the right side of the screen allows quick access to important items. App comes pre-programmed with a number of categories but would need a lot of programming to function as a communication system. Recorded synthesised male speech for existing items in English. Recorded speech for new/edited items. Direct access. Rating Star

Words on Wheels - An App for Special Needs Children with Autism and Other Speech Delays

wordsonwheels
AU $10.49
US $9.99
v1.2

iPad Custom symbols. Simple app with 50 preloaded custom symbols and 5 spaces for your own vocabulary. Symbols are displayed with text and in approximate categories e.g. all the people symbols are together. Existing vocabulary can be deleted but not edited. Extra vocabulary needs to be purchased with no indication of what this vocabulary will consist. Lack of clarity on symbols will make modeling with this app extremely difficult for support people.  When an icon is selected it is put in a sentence strip on the side if the picture is directly selected. If the play button on each symbol is selected then the item is enlarged and spoken. Recorded speech. Direct access. Rating Star

Yes-No

yes no
AU $1.99
US $1.99
v3.0

iPad 2 cells with Yes and No. User can choose between English and Spanish. Male or Female recorded speech.

Direct access Rating Star

Yes-No Your Way

yes no ur way
AU $1.99
US $1.99
1.00

iPhone
iPad
Has a small number of clip art style images included. User can add own images. Two button communication app. The buttons come setup with yes and no but can be customised with different labels, pictures and recordings.
Pre-recorded yes and no in female English and Spanish voices. Can record own speech. Direct access. Rating Star