Originally from ticket #4535.
When our school for students who have autism first started using ipads as communication devices I did some research and found an app I thought would work. That first app was so difficult to use, would shut down randomly, and didn't link pages. I did more research and found my talk tools. I teach a young man who has no functional language. Using my talk tools he has learned to navigate through the boards to not only request items but also to locate peers and to report to me what he is up to (he can tell me if he's going down to the basement to get the laundry). He's a picky eater and I would generally just serve him the main meal. Now he asks for seconds of specific items, asks to get up from the table to grab a napkin or spoon if he is missing one, and even asks for items we have no idea he enjoyed. One night we were all having chicken and there was applesauce on the table. Since it was a side food and I had never seen him eat applesauce I assumed he didn't want any. Suddenly I hear "I'd like some applesauce" and I turn to see him looking at me having just pressed the button on his my talk tools board. Now at the school others students with no or little language are beginning to use this app. This is the best aac app out there because it is so customizable and I can add more boards and expand the boards as the young man's language increases, all thanks to my talk tools.
P.S. I'm excited to try it out on the iPad mini.
Sent from my HTC One™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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