Smart Apps For Android: Gabby Tabs AAC app (special needs Android Apps for kids)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gabby Tabs AAC app (special needs Android Apps for kids)

Would an Augmentative and Alternative Communication app be of use to you? I found this little gem of an app that is quite basic as far as AAC apps go, but as a first AAC, and particularly for younger kids, I think this is a winner! So simple to use, and the full version allows you to add your own images and audio! Bargain!

Children with selective mutism, those with speech difficulties, or perhaps those recovering from surgery may benefit from the use of an AAC app. There are quite a few on the market, and even dedicated devices that cost a lot of money. Gabby Tabs is very reasonably priced and has a free lite version too, with a good lot of tabs to use. I really recommend trying out this app!



   FREE Lite Version                   $9.99 Full Version
Available on Amazon Appstore          Available on Amazon Appstore

   FREE Lite Version                 $3.99 Full Version
Get it on Google Play          Get it on Google Play



"Gabby Tabs is kid friendly augmentative communication app developed by parents of a non-verbal child with autism.

Gabby Tabs helps and encourages children to communicate at home, in school, and on the go.

Developed for parents, teachers, and children looking for an easy to use alternative communication method, Gabby Tabs offers 3 customizable tabs, or categories, of things to talk about.
Each tab holds 6 customizable buttons which play verbal messages.
In addition, 5 customizable key words are available to the user at all times.

Gabby Tabs features:

- No ads or in-app purchases to distract the user
- An easy to use, ready-to-go interface
- Option to personalizd tabs with your favorite images from your photo library
- Option to record your own voice or sounds
- Kid friendly colors and pictures to draw interest
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
- 25 images and 26 sounds to get you started

Based on our experience with our son, here are some suggestions about using alternative communication methods at home.

1. Allow your child to play around with Gabby Tabs. Give the opportunity to get comfortable with how it works and what it does.
2. Make it fun. Use Gabby Tabs with your child’s favorite activities. The starter vocabulary is purposefully vague. Encourage your child to request things they love.
3. Show them how it’s done. Going to eat some pizza? Use Gabby Tabs yourself to show your child how it’s done.
4. Be patient. Probably the best thing about starting with a different communication method at home is that you can take your time. Some kids will pick up on it quickly and others will need longer to make the connection or see how useful that communication can be. Don’t give up!

We want to make Gabby Tabs exactly what your looking for in an easy to use, affordable AAC.
Visit our website to leave feedback, make feature requests, and ask questions.

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