Here are two FREE apps that help kids with communication disabilities.
iComm is a picture and voice communication app for children. The FREE version has 9 categories – basic needs, activities, food/drink, toys, movies/book, friends, family, numbers, and blank. There are eleven additional categories in the full version which is available for $6.99. iComm is easy to use and can be personalized with your own photos and voice – fabulous features. It is meant to be used by children with a broad range of disabilities such as cerebral palsy or autism. Children who have communication disabilities can easily swipe from one screen to the next then confirm their choices on a yes/no screen. This app would be great for helping kids with communication disabilities in the classroom. Check out this great FREE resource today.
Find out more about this app @ iComm iPhone App helping children communicate
Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icomm/id351726761?mt=8&uo=4
Language Lab: Core Words is a FREE app developed by the Prentke Romich Company, a provider of language and assistive technology products. This app is the first in a series – based on the developmental stages of language development. It is meant to help early language learners and children with expressive language delays who use augumentative and alternative communication methods. The app teaches 14 specific words – help, more, stop, go, eat, drink, make, play, sleep, work, read, don’t, no, stop. There is also a blank section which permits you to upload photos for teaching people’s names. For each word there are three modes: learn, practice and review. The learn mode has animations that illustrate different uses of the word. In the practice mode, kids find the word in a sentence. The review mode has a sentence with the word missing and kids fill it in. There is a hint available if needed. Check out this FREE app for kids that need assistance with requesting/directing action and identifying familiar people by name. Read more about language development @ www.aaclanguagelab.com and www.prentrom.com.