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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What’s New in AAC (April 2022)

What’s New in AAC in April 2022. Progress continues to be made in diversity in AAC apps. Darius (the new African American male voice from Acapela) is now available in Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text. Seven of the top twelve iOS symbol-based AAC apps now offer a way to change the symbol skin tones: CoughDrop, GoTalk Now, Grid for iPad, Proloquo2Go, Talk Suite Pro, TD Snap, TouchChat with WordPower.

Want to be in the know when new features are added to AAC apps? This month’s updates for the feature matching resources are available on TPT & Ko-fi. See details on these two OMazing Kids AAC Consulting blog posts: https://bit.ly/3JSOZdM & https://bit.ly/3uVyKIG


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: 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

Comparison of AssistiveWare’s Proloquo2Go & Proloquo + Proloquo Coach AAC Apps

New FREE OMazing Kids AAC feature matching resource: “Comparison of AssistiveWare’s Proloquo2Go & Proloquo + Proloquo Coach AAC Apps”, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comparison-of-Proloquo2Go-Proloquo-Proloquo-Coach-AAC-Apps-7933287


In-depth and up to date info about the features in Proloquo2Go are included in the Feature Matching Chart for the Top 12 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps (available individually or as part of a three resource bundle). See this blog post for more info: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2022/02/28/three-feature-matching-resources-for-aac-apps-comparing-features-in-aac-apps/


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

Updated AAC Feature Matching Charts & Bluetooth Switch Interface Compatibility (AeroSwitch and Blue2)

I’ve been getting quite a few requests for info about which Bluetooth switch interfaces will work for specific AAC apps.

So I borrowed an AeroSwitch from PRC-Saltillo and then did trials with it and my Blue2 (AbleNet).


This video has general info:


More in-depth info about exact settings that I used and the steps involved can be found in the most recent updates for the Feature Matching Charts on 3/21/22. If you purchased them on TPT be sure to download the new PDFs for the latest info. Ko-fi subscribers can find the links on today’s post.

• Symbol-Based: https://bit.ly/SymbolBasedAACapps. More info: https://bit.ly/SymbolBasedAACblogpost

• Text-Based: https://bit.ly/TextBasedAACapps. More info: https://bit.ly/TextBasedAACblogpost

There is also a chart for Visual Scene Display apps.

Want to compare features in all kinds of AAC Apps? All three charts are available individually or in a bundle for a reduced price: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2022/02/28/three-feature-matching-resources-for-aac-apps-comparing-features-in-aac-apps/


There are now three rows dedicated to info about switch access (one row about which apps offer their own in-app settings to support switch scanning access vs. those that rely solely on iOS Accessibility to do this), one row for which apps the AeroSwitch worked for (including the very specific settings needed to accomplish that), and one row for which apps can be used with the Blue2.

For the symbol-based apps, there are four more specific videos that are “unlisted” and can only be viewed by those who have the link provided in the Feature Matching Chart. Those have more specific info and show the AeroSwitch being used in the LAMP Words for Life app on an iPad, being used on the TouchChat with WordPower app on an iPad, and one about the Blue2 and which apps it will and will not work in. For the text-based apps, there is one “unlisted” video about using the AeroSwitch with the Dialogue AAC app.

The symbol-based app chart has also been updated to include some basic info about the features new Proloquo + Proloquo Coach subscription-based apps as compared to Proloquo2Go. One isn’t “better” than the other. Like any AAC the best fit will depend on the specific needs of that AAC user and those supporting them.


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

Three Feature Matching Resources for AAC Apps (comparing features in AAC apps) + TPT bundle and multiple license discounts

Looking for info to compare AAC apps? Check out these three feature matching resources:

Symbol-Based: https://bit.ly/SymbolBasedAACapps. More info: https://bit.ly/SymbolBasedAACblogpost

Text-Based: https://bit.ly/TextBasedAACapps. More info: https://bit.ly/TextBasedAACblogpost

Visual Scenes & Video Visual Scenes: https://bit.ly/AACvsd. More info: https://bit.ly/VSDaacBlogPost


TPT Preview Videos:

Symbol-Based

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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 😊


Text-Based


Visual Scenes & Video Visual Scenes:


Each chart includes info about features that are being explored as potentially being helpful for Gestalt Language Processors. The easiest way to find that info is to open each PDF in the free Xodo PDF reader and enter “gestalt” into the Search. See this blog post for more info about Xodo: https://bit.ly/XodoApp.

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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

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Want more info about Gestalt Language Processing & AAC? See this FREE handout: https://bit.ly/GLPandAAC


Looking for resources to compare features in a wide variety of AAC apps? I added a bundle on TPT includes all three of my AAC feature matching resources at a discounted price compared to purchasing them individually (saves about 10%). If you are looking to purchase resources for several staff / team members, take a look at the Multiple Licenses discount (saves 20%): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-Feature-Matching-Resource-Bundle-7849416

Please read the full description, the reviews and watch the TPT preview on each individual resource prior to purchasing the bundle


I’ve also set the Multiple Licenses discount on the individual resources to 20% off since I’ve been receiving some inquiries about discounts for bulk purchasing.


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

* NEW * Feature Matching Chart for Visual Scene and Video Visual Scene Display AAC Apps

This highly requested resource is now available to Ko-fi subscribers (see this post on 2/27/22: https://bit.ly/35BxKzm) and on Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-Visual-Scene-and-Video-Visual-Scene-Display-AAC-Apps-7811258


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 over 45 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 11 iOS AAC apps:

Five of the apps are specifically designed for creating Visual Scene Displays and/or Video Visual Scene Displays:

• GoVisual Scene Maker

• Niki Scene

• Scene and Heard

• Scene Speak

• Snap Scene

Six of the apps are symbol-based AAC apps that offer the option for Visual Scene Displays and/or Video Visual Scene Displays embedded within the app:

• ChatAble English

• GoTalk Now / GoTalk Now Plus

• Grid for iPad VPP

• Talk Suite Pro

• TD Snap AAC

• TouchChat with WordPower

In-depth info about the rest of the features in GoTalk Now Plus, Grid for iPad, Talk Suite Pro and TouchChat with WordPower can be found in the Feature Matching Chart for the Top 12 iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps (https://bit.ly/3A9Bcf3).


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 resource includes free access to 11 unlisted YouTube videos where I show the interface and a few visual scenes in each app.

A link to the Alternative Printable Version can be found at the very bottom left corner within the PDF.


See the full description on TPT for more important info.


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.


Looking for info about symbol-based AAC apps? See this resource: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-12-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853. More info 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/

Looking for info about text-based AAC apps? See 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/

Looking for resources related to Gestalt Language Processing & AAC? See this FREE handout: https://bit.ly/GLPandAAC


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

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