Monday, August 12, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - Go Talk Now

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Go Talk Now
- $79.99 (iPad Only)

Reviewer Comments

GoTalk Now is an AAC app for the iPad. This is a very flexible and highly customizable communication app. The app starts with blank pages that can be easily and quickly filled to meet the needs of a user. Pages can be used as isolated communication boards or can be linked together. A message bar can be on or off based on the user's ability and/or need to use multi-word phrases. Cells can be filled with pictures from the GoTalk Now library, a web search or photos taken with the device. Backgrounds, borders, fonts and word placement are all customizable.
A page can contain one to twenty five buttons. Pages can also be made as a single scene page with multiple hotspots that the user can press to play recorded or text to speech messages. Videos and music can also be embedded into the buttons. In addition to fully customized pages, the app also allows you to download pages shared by other users.
GoTalk Now allows for scanning and embedded audio cues allowing access to a variety of users. Scanning can be set for step or auto scanning or group scanning by rows or columns. The pages can be saved to a PC or Mac, shared to other devices, emailed or printed as PDFs. The app comes with a "robo" voice but you can purchase text to speech voices for .99 each or record a voice for each button.
We like this app because it is fully customizable and very easy to program. We have used this app with an eight year old with a Cranio-facial syndrome. He was engaged with the app and the SLP was able to program the app on the fly to match the activities he was interested in. This app is appropriate for all ages including teenagers and adults.
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