The Grace App for Autism is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app using hand-drawn illustrations for non-verbal children to express their needs and wants. A more basic version than the iOS version, which received four stars from Jenni over at Smart Apps For Kids, this Android version has eight categories covering colors, food & drink, my body, places, sentence makers, shapes & numbers, things I like and things I need. Over 100 pictures for your child with special needs to communicate at school or at home with their peers, teachers and family. There is also the ability to take photos or add photos from your device's gallery, making the app customizable and specific to your child. Currently the Grace App for Autism is on sale for $9.99 on both Amazon and Google Play, saving you a massive 50%, so take advantage of the sale while you can!
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* Winner of the 2010 Irish Web Awards and United Nations World Summit Award Mobile. *
Grace App is a non-speaking, simple picture exchange system developed for people with Autism to communicate their needs independently. Users can select pictures to form a semantic sentence which they can then share, by tilting the device to create a full-screen view, and pointing at each card to hear the listener read each word.
With practice, the user learns to attempt their own vocalisations with the pictures serving as a back-up or prompt. The goal of the Grace App is to encourage independent social interaction with the user taking control of what they want to say.
Grace App comes with a basic vocabulary of pictures, but it can be fully customized using the device camera, stored photographs or images saved from the internet and added to your device album.
Double-tap a card in the sentence to remove it, and tap and hold on a photo in the Photos category to delete it.
Grace has been improved with the feedback of users world wide - if you have any suggestions or need support, please contact us at www.graceapp.com or visit our Facebook page.
The Grace App Manual, a guide for introducing an augmentative communication system is also available free on the site.