Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP. Over 30 years experience in AAC. OMazing Kids AAC and app consulting. Creator of 3 AAC Feature Matching resources (https://bit.ly/3aacFeatureMatchingResources). Includes info about unique features to support Gestalt Language Processors
Watch the TPT preview video where I’m viewing the PDF on my iPad in the free Xodo app. You’ll get a feel for how much info will be at your fingertips in this chart. There are 85 rows in the chart. But it’s super easy to use the “search” option to find what you want quickly.
This resource includes an in-depth comparison of features & support resources across the most commonly used 13 iOS text-based AAC apps:
Inclusion in the “Top 13” is based on features, long term availability of apps by that developer in the App Store, good history of that app developer updating apps, no subscription required or having a 1x purchase alternative, having patients who benefited from using the app, gathering data from app recommendations from SLPs who have expertise in AAC, etc. and then distilling all that info into one PDF. You can search to find exactly what you’re looking for and can copy wording from this chart and paste it into your AAC reports to save time.
** All info is comprehensive, 100% up to date and verified by app developers **
I will be maintaining and updating this chart to help meet the need for current and comprehensive info to be used in feature matching.
Includes info about features in these particular apps that may be helpful as folks are exploring ways to modify AAC for Gestalt Language Processors.
This product includes free access to 13 unlisted YouTube videos where I highlight some of the most unique features in each app as well as a few other more in-depth videos related to specific features
A link to the Alternative Printable Version can be found at the very bottom left corner within this PDF. That will allow you access to a separate PDF that can be downloaded and is formatted for printing. The link to that changes every month as I update this resource.
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This resource now includes the following AAC apps:
Avaz AAC – Lifetime Edition
Clicker Communicator: AAC
GoTalk Now / GoTalk Now Plus
Grid for iPad VPP
LAMP Words for Life
Niki Talk 2 Pro
Speak for Yourself
Talk Suite Pro
TD Snap AAC (formerly known as Snap Core First)
TouchChat HD with WordPower
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
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