Top AAC Apps for Adults

Top AAC Apps for Adults

Top AAC Apps for Adults

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system is for everyone! It’s not just for children. Further, there are many people living with communication disorders. In other words, disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria, vocal cancers, head-neck cancers, and other neurological diseases. This affects a person’s ability to communicate. Additionally, many people with these conditions have mild to severe deficits. Hence, AAC is here to support people with speech deficits. An AAC app helps the user to express. Especially their thoughts, feelings, and needs. However, choosing an AAC depends on many factors. Hence, always consult a Speech Therapist to choose an AAC. Here are my top AAC apps for adults.

iCommunicate Application

iCommunicate Application

iCommunicate is a great application. Further, it is favorable for kids and adults. The app is available on the Apple iStore. Further, this app helps you design visual schedules, communication symbols, choice boards, flashcards for vocabulary, and more. Some basic vocabulary is already installed in the app. Furthermore, you can add more words and choices. In addition, it is customized to suit the user’s needs.

Features:
  • Record your own voice for speech output for each word
  • Text-to-speak option is available
  • Upload and use your own pictures to customize
  • Two types of display boards for pictures
  • Multiple universal language output choices

Sono Flex by Tobii Dynavox LLC

Sono Flex by Tobii Dynavox LLC

This is a fantastic app. The app is available on the Apple iStore. Further, the app converts symbols to speech output. In addition, it has easy-to-use AAC vocabulary. It is very efficient. Especially for the daily communication needs of the user. Some symbols are already present in the app. You can also add your own symbols and words. The speech output option is available in English with many accent choices. You can type and voice output is given. This makes it easier for the listener too. Some features are listed below,

Features:
  • Easy to use customizable vocabulary
  • Symbol to speech output option
  • 50 pre-made symbols are already present
  • Comes with more than 11,000 symbols built
  • Upload your own symbols from the gallery
  • It has 5 types of American English voice accents

MyTalkTools Mobile

MyTalkTools Mobile

MyTalkTools is an award-winning app. Further, it is helping people to express themselves via the app. Furthermore, it is available on the Apple iStore. It is suitable for people with communication deficits. You can download and install it on all your devices. Further, it works on a wide variety of devices. So, there are in-built photos, symbols, and videos that a person can use to communicate. Adults can use it along with external pointers or switches too. You can customize it for your loved one’s needs. Overall, the key features are listed below.

Features:
  • Standalone app and is downloadable in a few minutes
  • Customizable to suit users’ needs
  • It is programmable with assistive switches and other external switches
  • The text-to-speech app is inbuilt
  • It supports photos, videos, and audio recordings

Quick Talk AAC

Quick Talk AAC

It is flexible, accessible, and affordable. The best AAC app for adults. Further, it is suitable for people with speech deficits. It is also suitable for non-verbal people. There are many voice choices to choose from. A user can type what he/she wants to say. Also, there are over 11,000 choices of words. Further, quick access choices for main words are available. So that the person does not need to search through the device to find a word. Some of its features are listed below,

Features:
  • Easy and fun to use
  • 50 high-quality voices and 24 languages choice
  • The typing module is included
  • Availability of sentence strips
  • Symbol library of 11,000 choices
  • Quick access for yes/no choices
  • Profiles are customizable

Jellow Care

Jellow Care

The Jellow Care app is great. The app is made in India. Further, it is designed for people with sudden speech and hearing disorders. You can simply download the app and start using it. Many hospitals use it to communicate with patients. People in the ICU can communicate their needs using the app. Further, the app has inbuilt pictures, text, and sound output. Furthermore, the app gives immediate help to people with sudden communication deficits. Hence, this app has pre-defined sentence strips. Also, vocabulary to suit an adult. It is highly efficient. Further to interact with people with aphasia and persons in the hospital.

Features:
  • Easy to use
  • Indian languages such as Hindi and Marathi are present
  • Suitable for adults and vocabulary is customizable
  • The keyboard feature allows words/ phrases to be spoken aloud
  • Type and text-to-speak are in-built
  • Affordable and is made in India

Benefits of using AAC for Adults

  • Enables the adult to communicate. One can communicate thoughts, needs, and feelings
  • Further, people can engage in social speech
  • Furthermore, allows people to express pain and personal needs
  • So, a person can communicate even in ill health
  • Hence, it helps the person feel happy
  • Finally, gives every person the right to communicate irrespective of their skills

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