Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 13 iOS Text-Based AAC Apps – 5-14-22

5/14/22 Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 13 iOS Text-Based AAC Apps. Those who have previously purchased this resource can download the latest version for no additional cost on TPT: https://bit.ly/TextBasedAACapps. Current Ko-fi subscribers can access the latest update on today’s post. https://ko-fi.com/post/51422-Updated-Text-Based-AAC-App-Chart-S6S7CP0CM


Info about all three Feature Matching Resources for AAC Apps (comparing features in AAC apps) + TPT bundle and multiple license discounts: https://bit.ly/3aacFeatureMatchingResources


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

5/12/22 Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 12 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps

5/12/22 Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 12 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps

Those who have previously purchased this resource can download the latest version for no additional cost on TPT: https://bit.ly/SymbolBasedAACapps. Current Ko-fi subscribers can access the latest update on today’s post: https://ko-fi.com/post/51212–Updated-symbol-based-AAC-feature-matchin-D1D5CNZ7N


Info about all three Feature Matching Resources for AAC Apps (comparing features in AAC apps) + TPT bundle and multiple license discounts: https://bit.ly/3aacFeatureMatchingResources


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Resource Update Alert 🎉: Feature Matching Chart for Visual Scene and Video Visual Scene Display AAC Apps

An update for the Feature Matching Chart for Visual Scene and Video Visual Scene Display AAC Apps has been uploaded to Teachers Pay Teachers. More info has been added about the EasyVSD Android app. FYI… the ChatAble app is not currently available for purchase while it is in the process of being updated.

Those who have previously purchased this resource either individually or as part of the bundle can go download the new PDF for no additional cost over on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-Visual-Scene-and-Video-Visual-Scene-Display-AAC-Apps-7811258, Bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-Feature-Matching-Resource-Bundle-7849416

Current Ko-fi subscribers can find the links in today’s post (4/20/22): https://ko-fi.com/post/Updated-Feature-Matching-Chart-Visual-Scene-Displ-I2I7C9CSX


Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way AAC related messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

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Resource Update: Feature Matching Chart for the Feature Matching Chart for the Top 13 iOS Text-Based AAC Apps (4/18/22)

This month’s update for the Feature Matching Chart for the Top 13 iOS Text-Based AAC Apps has been uploaded to Teachers Pay Teachers.

Those who have previously purchased this resource either individually or as part of the bundle can go download the new PDF for no additional cost over on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-13-iOS-Text-Based-AAC-Apps-7740844, Bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-Feature-Matching-Resource-Bundle-7849416

Current Ko-fi subscribers can find the links in today’s post (4/18/22): https://ko-fi.com/post/Text-Based-AAC-Feature-Matching-Chart-Updated-41-M4M3C81FW


Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way AAC related messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Resource Update: Ultimate App and Digital Resource Guide for SLPs (2022)

Resource Update Alert 🎉 Be sure to download the new version of the Ultimate App and Digital Resource Guide for SLPs (2022): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ultimate-App-and-Digital-Resource-Guide-for-SLPs-2022-7267356

Also available in this bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ultimate-Apps-for-Pediatric-SLPs-Resource-Bundle-7950688


Are you a busy SLP who needs quick access to apps and digital resources to target specific goals? This resource was designed just for you.

The Ultimate App and Digital Resource Guide for SLPs (updated for 2022) includes:

  • Interactive PDF (240 pages with linked Table of Contents) full of lists of hundreds of apps and digital resources organized by SLP goal areas and themes
  • App demo videos (links to 29 unlisted YouTube videos)

Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way AAC related messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

How SLPs and SLTs can get access to the top 12 robust symbol-based AAC apps

This free handout has been updated to add a 12th app: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Get-Access-to-the-Top-12-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-TPT-Freebie-6869004


This FREE chart includes info about how SLPs / SLTs can get access to the top 12 iOS symbol-based AAC apps: 

  • Avaz AAC – Lifetime Edition
  • Clicker Communicator: AAC
  • CoughDrop
  • GoTalk Now / GoTalk Now Plus
  • Grid for iPad VPP
  • LAMP Words for Life
  • Niki Talk 2 Pro
  • Proloquo2Go
  • Speak for Yourself
  • Talk Suite Pro
  • TD Snap AAC (formerly known as Snap Core First)
  • TouchChat HD with WordPower 

It is part of a much larger feature matching chart that can be purchased on my Teachers Pay Teachers store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-12-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853

See details on this blog post: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2022/01/29/updated-expanded-feature-matching-chart-for-the-top-12-robust-ios-symbol-based-aac-apps/

The information was confirmed with each app developer to insure accuracy. Includes info both for those in the USA and in other countries.

See a video preview of that resource:


Looking for info about how to get access to digital PODD options? Head over to this post on my blog and scroll down to that section: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2018/01/10/i-have-something-to-say-about-podd/


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Updated & Expanded: Feature Matching Chart for the Top 12 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps

Updated & expanded: Feature Matching Chart for the Top 12 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-12-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853

This resource now includes the following AAC apps:

  • Avaz AAC – Lifetime Edition
  • Clicker Communicator: AAC
  • CoughDrop
  • GoTalk Now / GoTalk Now Plus
  • Grid for iPad VPP
  • LAMP Words for Life
  • Niki Talk 2 Pro
  • Proloquo2Go
  • Speak for Yourself
  • Talk Suite Pro
  • TD Snap AAC (formerly known as Snap Core First)
  • TouchChat HD with WordPower

What’s new:

  • Niki Talk 2 Pro has been added as the 12th app in the chart
  • The chart now has 105 rows with in-depth up to date info about features in the top 12 iOS symbol-based AAC apps
  • Includes a handout that I created listing the 27 languages have a translation + at least one voice in the iOS version of the CoughDrop AAC app
  • Includes links to 12 separate “quick look” unlisted YouTube videos showing an overview of the unique features in each of the apps as well as several other more in-depth videos related to specific features
  • Includes info about any new features added in the apps since 12/4/21

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As of 4/15/22, the symbol-based feature matching resource now includes a supplemental handout “Unique Features in Symbol-Based AAC Apps to Support Gestalt Language Processors”. That handout includes info related to all 12 apps + additional info about features in 8 free and affordable symbol-based AAC apps (mainly iOS, some Android and a couple of Window) priced $2.99 or less. This supplemental handout is exclusive content that is only available as part of this resource.

See a preview of the new supplemental handout: Unique Features in Symbol-Based AAC Apps to Support Gestalt Language Processors


Preview:


Updated 4/15/21

Thanks SO much to Lauren S. Enders for this shout out for my AAC Feature Matching Chart in her presentation on 6/24/21 at AAC in the Cloud! See the whole presentation and get her handouts for “Personalizing AAC – A Deep Dive into Vocabulary Customization”: https://presenters.aacconference.com/videos/UVRRd1FUSXg=?. Be sure to also check out her Waklet with links to resources: https://wke.lt/w/s/7ldtJE.


Thanks Vicki Clarke / Dynamic Therapy Associates Inc (aacchicks)! The shoutout for the AAC feature matching chart in your IG Stories on 7/20/21 made my day 🥰


See the awesome reviews for it on TPT. Thanks to everyone who has written a review and helped spread the word about this resource 😊


Ko-fi subscribers can access the new version in today’s post (1/29/22): https://ko-fi.com/post/Updated-Feature-Matching-Chart-12922-C0C49VB5D


Looking for info about text-based AAC apps? Check out this resource: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-13-iOS-Text-Based-AAC-Apps-7740844

More info: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2022/02/09/new-feature-matching-chart-for-the-top-13-ios-text-based-aac-apps/.


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps (12-4-21)

See this post for the newest update: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2022/01/29/updated-expanded-feature-matching-chart-for-the-top-12-robust-ios-symbol-based-aac-apps/

This month’s update for the Feature Matching Chart for the top 11 robust iOS symbol-based AAC apps has been uploaded on Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853.

Ko-Fi subscribers can access it on today’s post 12-4-21: https://ko-fi.com/post/Updated-AAC-Feature-Matching-Chart-12-4-21-P5P379G60


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

New Resource: AAC – a quick introduction (+ a few case studies and lots of links to resources) (Recorded Video Webinar & Handouts)

Come learn from my over 30 years of experience working as an AAC SLP with kids, teens and young adults (birth to 21 years of age) in a variety of settings.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-a-quick-introduction-case-studies-resources-Webinar-and-Handouts-7487292



This recorded webinar and handouts cover:

• 7 case studies of AAC users ranging from 2 1/2 years to 21 years of age

• Presuming potential (what that means and what it doesn’t mean)

• No prerequisites for AAC and what we can do instead

• Honoring multimodal communication

• Involving the family and potential AAC user in decisions and other ways to foster ownership of AAC

• Focusing on removing barriers to accessing AAC

• Types of AAC

• A balance of core & fringe vocabulary

• Reasons we communicate

• What makes AAC “robust”

• Specialized features in AAC (visual scenes, use of videos for communication, using recorded speech)

• Brief info about Gestalt Language Processors & AAC

• The power of forming connections and following the child’s lead

• Embracing high interest areas

• Fun apps to practice “targeted touch”

• Where do I start?

• Gathering information

• Observations during play

• Building an AAC toolbox

• Printing communication boards and books

• Free and affordable resources for symbols

• Don’t let “perfect” become the enemy of “good”… diving on in to try AAC

• How to know what to try

• Feature matching (why, how, and what it is not)

• Narrowing down the choices

• Practical tips for how to build your AAC skills

• How to learn about features in AAC apps

• Using Guided Access + Screen Time in a mindful way

• AAC funding

• Writing AAC goals

• AAC Intervention (including neurodiversity-affirming approaches)

• Path to autonomous communication

• Prompts, cues and cautions

• iPad tips and troubleshooting

• Tons of linked resources for learning more about AAC, AAC assessment, the SETT process, AAC assessment tools, switch scanning, eye gaze, complex needs, understanding “stimming” and AAC, etc…


What’s included with the purchase of this resource:

• Recorded Webinar Video (1 hour, 32 minutes), viewable on the unlisted YouTube link provided in the Handout PDF

• Handouts (79 page PDF): 1 slide per page


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

TD Snap: a visual guide to getting started

TD Snap: a visual guide to getting started is now available for purchase on my OMazing Kids AAC Consulting TPT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/TD-Snap-a-visual-guide-to-getting-started-7445593.

This resource has a 78 page PDF, access to a 35 minute unlisted YouTube video.

There is one topic per page with visuals.

This guide walks you through the initial set up and customization process for the TD Snap AAC app with a focus on the Core First pageset being used via direct access touch with a finger by kids, teens or young adults on an iPad. It has all kinds of information to get you going, ideas to foster ownership, the different versions of the app and types of pagesets, information about choosing a grid size, how to set it up, how to edit, ideas for customization, time stamped links to specific sections within helpful webinars, finding user groups, manuals and other resources, info about how SLPs can get free access and more… See the description on TPT for more info.


TPT Preview Video:


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting