Lyra – Symbol to speech (AAC‪)‬ 4+

A voice at your fingertips

Lyra Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Lyra is the top-rated symbol to speech app designed for children with autism. The app’s pre-loaded set of 200+ words in 11 categories, paired with its beautifully intuitive design make it super easy to get started. A 30-day free trial gives you a chance to see how Lyra works for you and your child or student.

Lyra is developed by an expert team of designers, engineers, speech therapists, teachers and parents using leading evidence-based methods to help children with autism speak.

While others offer an overwhelming amount of functionality, Lyra is specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum who struggle with verbal communication. Lyra is focused, easy to use, and distraction free. What’s more, Lyra is designed for the needs of children, their parents, teachers and therapist, ensuring maximum effectiveness of therapy.

Lyra is easy to learn and understand for children, parents and professionals. We use photography for objects and people to support concrete thinkers while using familiar emoji for actions and feelings.

Each word is represented by a card containing text and an image. Each card can appear in multiple collections. On the home screen, each collection is shown in a row with a title, recently used cards, and a button to open that collection. Adding your own words and categories or customizing existing ones is intuitive and easy, so that Lyra fits your child’s needs perfectly with only a few taps.

*200+ words in 11 categories
Lyra offers more than 200 of the most common words with beautiful real-life photos to describe every-day objects

*Add unlimited own words & categories
Sort your new words into categories that are relevant for your child or student’s daily routine and world.

*Real-life images & automatic photo search
Real life images are best to associate for children with autism. We make it easy to find and use limitless images.

*Suggested words that learn
Lyra pays attention to the words you use and when, in order to provide contextually helpful suggestions.

*A clear & easy to understand voice
Gone are the days where your technology sounds robotic. Lyra’s voice, be it man or woman, is clear and articulate.

*Easy to customize to child’s needs
Every child’s needs are unique as well as their preferences. Lyra is so easy to use that you’ll love customizing it.

*Instant Sync & Cloud Backup
Instant cloud backup and sync between devices makes it easy to share with family members and therapy professionals.

*Use on multiple iPads
Simply sign into your Lyra account to use the app on all iPads you or your child use

*Affordable monthly or yearly pricing
Lyra offers two flexible subscription plans for you to choose from

We, at Lyra Software Inc., are mission-driven to help children with autism speak. We want to hear from you, what you're experiencing and how we can make the app better.

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Lyra requires a subscription. Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase. For more information, please visit our Terms of Service ( and Privacy Policy (

What’s New

Version 1.5

With improved editing features it's even easier to customize the Lyra app for the specific needs of your child or student.
- Reorder collections on the home screen
- Reorder words inside a collection
- Improved search and inline editing of words

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

🐳Wow I'm a Whale🐳 ,

This is amazing!

This app is exactly what we were looking for! It has a sleek design and is easy to use! I love everything about this app! I prefer this app compared to the others of the same idea and am surprised It hasn’t gotten publicity. The only thing that I have trouble with is sometimes the screen will turn purple and start loading for no reason which is very annoying and makes it a little hard to use. For the first few weeks I didn’t have this problem! I hope the developers can fix this because you can’t use it with this defect and the app is otherwise great!

jillianmichelle ,


Finally someone woke up and spoke to real ppl that deal with Autism and all its glory! Real pics, really easy to use, super simple to add new images, categories, it’s the first of its kind! If you like dealing with stick figures performing action words that sound like a robot that isn’t real world at all, then this isn’t for you! I can’t understand why this app isn’t on everyone’s device that has a person with Autism! Thanks!!

Ziona38264 ,


As a kid with mild autism, this helps when I’m mad or when I don’t feel like talking. This app will help me in the future!

App Privacy

The developer, Lyra Software, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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