Free AAC App - The Autism Helper

Free AAC App

There a loads of autism related apps floating around iTunes. It’s actually fairly overwhelming to even keep track of which are the good ones and which are worth downloading. And a lot of these apps are pretty expensive. You better believe I am going to think long and hard before putting down $9.99 for a new square on my iPad screen. Many of communication apps are can be up to several hundred dollars. If it’s awesome and it works – it is definitely worth it. But so often we need to test things out with our kiddos. Especially our guys who are nonverbal, we need to play around and see how our kids respond to new technology and new activities.

This AAC app is great because it won’t cost you a penny. It’s called Tom Taps. It’s straightforward and basic. It will give you the opportunity to see how your student responds to an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app. It’d be great for a parent’s iPhone, school iPad, or out and about in the community.

The home page has a range of categories:

The Autism Helper - AAC App Review

 

Some of the category pages:

The Autism Helper - AAC App Review

The Autism Helper - AAC App Review

The Autism Helper - AAC App Review

The Autism Helper - AAC App Review

 

 

If you are looking to test out an AAC device or using the iPad for communication – check out Tom Taps!

 

Sasha Long
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10 Comments

  1. Do you know of a free or inexpensive AAC app that allows you or the students to personalize, like adding their favorite toy, movie, pictures of people?

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  2. I have a student that is constantly verbally stimming. Because verbal speech is SO difficult for him, we are thinking of testing out an AAC to see if it makes communication more efficient for him. I think this will be great to test out with him!

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  3. I went to the Apps Store on my iPhone and I could not find the app? has it been removed?

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  4. Hmmm… I’ll be on the lookout!

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  5. Hope this helps 🙂

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  6. Hi Sasha, I’m a member of the Tom Taps team. In behalf of everybody, we’d like to thank you for reviewing the app. Would it be ok if we feature your review in our website? Thank you so much!

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  7. Of course!

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  8. Hey Sasha, we added a feature that allows you to add your own items and boards. If you want to try it out for free, let us know so we can give you a free trial 🙂 Email us at info@tomtaps.com

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  9. CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT!!!

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  10. That’s awesome – can’t wait to try it with my students!!! Does this addition cost $$ ?

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