Free APPS for AAC!
It's been fun this year to experiment with some free AAC IPad apps for a couple of non/low verbal students.
Here are some of my finds!
Sounding Board was recommended by an SLP at a local Children's Hospital. It's free, easy to use, and you can import pictures from your photo gallery, or take your own. When I needed pictures for "more" and "all done" I took a screen shot of pictured signs from Google Images, and saved them into the program. I struggle sometimes to change pictures on boards, but for the most part it is simple, easy to use and adequate for the little guy I'm using it with.
Another app I downloaded to check out was Pogo Boards! WOW! This app has tons of free boards including some assessment/training type activities. If you are a member (and it's not too expensive at $69 per user per year) you have access to thousands of boards, the ability to create your own and print/share with other users. I couldn't find how to upload your own photos, so I'm not sure if that is a feature or not. This app would have been amazing to use with a child I worked with years ago who ended up with a Dynovox.
Finally, I checked out Niki Boards. There is a free version and the ability to purchase more. I really liked that this app helped children create sentences (for those who are more advanced and ready for that.) Again, I struggled to figure out how to import pictures and create a variety of custom boards, however perhaps that becomes apparent in the paid version!