An app designed for people who have loss of speech but are able to read. AAC stands for augmentative and alternative communication.
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||★★★☆☆ Clinical score|
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What does the app do?
This app aims to support people who are speech impaired but are able to read, for example, after a stroke, vocal cord problems or autism. The app allows the user to create phrases or categories which are placed on buttons. With these buttons you can create messages that can be shown or spoken, using the voice installed on your device. The free version on Google play provides users with 6 categories of words (Phrases, Food/drink, Common, Verbs, Feelings, Body), and has basic features. The user is encouraged to upgrade to the paid version ($7.70) to access additional features. There is no free version available on iTunes - paid version only ($14.99).
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|Date of this review: February 2017|
The following references relate to articles about apps for speech disorders.
- Furlong LM, Morris ME, Erickson S, Serry TA. Quality of Mobile Phone and Tablet Mobile Apps for Speech Sound Disorders: Protocol for an Evidence-Based Appraisal. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Nov 29;5(4).
- Brunner TH, Kristyn DiFortuna KD, Michael LeTang ML et al. Using Technology to Give Patients a Voice After Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Oct 1;20(5):474-6.