SpeakAll!

SpeakAll! is an app for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention with nonverbal individuals with autism. SpeakAll! has been modeled after the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), a research-based AAC strategy. Intervention with SpeakAll! can follow all major stages of the 6-phase PECS protocol, starting with teaching of requesting skills up to more elaborated and spontaneous communication acts, but other instructional formats are possible as well. While in PECS the graphic symbol card is put on a “sentence strip” for static display of the symbol(s) and subsequent provision of the desired items, the SpeakAll! app displays a “sentence strip that does the speaking”: whenever a graphic symbol is dragged onto the sentence strip area, the iPad will speak out the symbol referent in the form of pre-recorded speech. Several graphic symbol cards can be combined to speak whole sentences.

Category: 
Communication
Platform: 
iPad
Age: 
All Ages
Research Type: 
Research
Cost: 
$0.00
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