Monday, January 06, 2014
Quick Talk AAC (best Special Needs Android app for kids)
Quick Talk AAC is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that gives non-verbal children a voice. The latest update has been developed with the help of educators, therapists, engineers, parents, and individuals who are non-verbal to give the most functional and well presented app. The new layout makes navigating easier and Typing Mode is a rather intelligent feature. Suited for use on phones and tablets by children and adults alike, Quick Talk AAC is definitely worth downloading for those who use AACs.
External link to the developer's website
Multiple profiles can be created and there are three US English voices to choose from. Each "card" can be customised according to dialectal differences, with personal pictures being used for the images and new cards can be created. Categories include Activities, Conversation, Food, Emotions and lots more, with an extensive library of words. So many great features to this app which make it a sought after app for home, school and community use. If you do not have the budget for this app right now, put it on your wish list and watch our page for a discount alert!
APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY
We are excited about the completely new design of Quick Talk AAC... now available for Android! Working with educators, therapists, engineers, parents, and individuals who are non-verbal, we have developed a communication app that anyone can use! Quick Talk was designed with a simple mission - to change the world by giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Our goal is to make it as quick as possible for you to talk. We made this app as mobile, simple, and flexible as possible, so for one small fee you can have everything you need to communicate. Don't spend your time setting up; spend your time talking!
Quick Talk AAC has been effectively used by individuals with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, and other special needs, both at home and in a school environment. There is a huge need for an assistive technology that can equip those who are non-verbal with the ability to communicate. Typical Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and apps are either too expensive or too complicated. We have set out to change this by providing an affordable solution to everyone with access to a mobile phone or tablet. We developed Quick Talk with the advice and guidance from experts in speech therapy, educators, and individuals who use AAC devices to pack it full of features, while keeping simplicity and cost in mind. The outcome is a one-of-a-kind app that we believe will change many lives.
We believe Quick Talk is going to make a huge difference in peoples' lives and are committed to its continual improvement. Please email us any suggestions you may have about how we can further improve Quick Talk as we take your feedback seriously.
Key Quick Talk AAC Features:
** Completely New Design - easy to navigate, great to look at, and fun to use
** Three high quality US English voices to choose from (male and female) or use any TTS voice available in Android
** Typing Mode - speak as you type!
** Profiles allow for multiple users and/or setups
** Includes Smarty Symbols library of 11,000 symbols developed by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
** Quick access to Yes/No from every screen
** Ability to personalize all Profiles, Categories, and Pages
** Create pages with up to 8 speech buttons to expand your options (tablets only)
** Create unlimited Profiles, Categories, and Pages and personalize them with Pictures, Text-to-Speech, or Personal Audio
** Easy navigation options for anyone to use