iDevices and Core Vocabulary

iDevices and Core Vocabulary
Small size makes them very portable
‘Cool’ factor
AAC apps that can support Core Vocabulary in AAC
 Touch access may be difficult for some (tap vs. swipe)
 Switch access not fully developed (yet)
 Device is multi-functional by nature, NOT dedicated to AAC. Some individuals may be easily distracted
by other apps (there is a flipside argument to this, of course).
 Pressure to use an iDevice over a dedicated device because it is currently available, costs less, etc.
AAC Apps
 There are a variety of AAC apps available for iDevices. Some are better than others. Some are free (you
get what you pay for), others must be purchased.
 is probably the best compilation of
available apps.
 For Core Vocabulary, Proloquo2Go and TouchChat currently offer the most flexibility and best
opportunity for success. I currently don’t have much experience with TouchChat, though I am familiar
with the platform on which it was built (PalmChat software).
 Allows icon-based (word or phrase) and text-to-speech communication
 Extremely flexible; programming is quick and easy
 Built-in morphology (plurals, possessives, verb tenses)
 Developers are currently working on an update that will include Core Vocabulary (what you are using
today is a Core Vocabulary layout created by me)
 All updates are free to current users
 Excellent online support
 For more information: