Twinkl Symbols for AAC 4+

Symbol Grid Text Communication

Twinkl Limited

    • 4.8 • 142 Ratings
    • Free


Twinkl Symbols - Create, teach, learn & communicate using a fantastic set of teacher-led symbols and board & book templates from the world’s largest educational publisher, Twinkl.

+ 1500+ teacher-led, professionally designed and illustrated symbols. Colour and black and white variants. Categorised, searchable and already covering core and popular topics but growing daily and updated at regular intervals.

+ *New!* Communication Books - Create communication books with multiple pages and a speech bar for improved communication. Add your existing boards as pages to books.

+ Save/Print your boards, books and any Twinkl Symbol.
+ New! Easily share your boards and books with other Twinkl Symbol App users.

+ Symbol Workshop - an area to find and create your own symbols!
> Access 200,000+ professional Twinkl illustrations
> *New!* Create Your Own Custom Symbol Folders To Organise Your Custom Symbols.
> *New!* Search and add the very latest Twinkl Symbols without waiting for them to be added in the next app update
> Import your own photos from your camera roll

+ Symbol Mode for free communication and symbol browsing.

+ Text-To-Speech (TTS) brings text alive with device native audio and customisable voices (works fully offline).
> Now featuring free access to Child voices (Scottish locale).

+ Two configurable timer modes designed to facilitate practising waiting.

+ A configurable spinner mode for a variety of uses - assistive dice rolling, random selection etc...

+ Button Mode - an area to create customisable buttons that allow you to play a phrase or record and play your own voice recordings.

+ Type2Talk Mode - simple and effective mode featuring text-to-speech from your keyboard input.

+ A huge range of teacher-led, customisable board & book templates and samples for use in a variety of educational settings, including:

* Now and Next and Sequences
> Now and Next, Now Next Then, Now Next Then Reward, Sequence 1-3, Sequence 1-4

* Timetables and Planners
> Visual Timetable, Daily Schedule, Today Planner, 5/7 Day Planner, Weekend Planner, 20 Day Countdown, Daily Schedule with Times, Weekend Schedule with Times, 5 Day Planner with Times, 5 Day Planner with Times and Lunch, 5 Day Planner with Times, Lunch and Breaks

* Rewards and Targets
> My Targets, 3 Step Reward, 5/7 Day Reward Chart

* Task Schedules and Debriefs
> Guided/Independent Debrief, Vocabulary Sheet, I like…, I don’t like…

* Choice Boards

* Flashcards and Communication Cards
> Flashcards - 3x2
> Circle Cards - 3x2
> Communication Cards - 2x2, 3x3, 4x2, 4x3, 4x4, 5x3, 5x4, 6x3, 6x4, 7x3, 7x4, 7x5, 8x3, 8x4, 8x5

* Picture and Word Banks
> Picture above - 3, 10, 21
> Double Picture above - 3, 10, 21
> Central Theme - 20
> Sixteen Corner Theme variations

+ Favourite symbols for quick access to your commonly used symbols.

+ Organise and quickly access your saved boards & books in My Boards / My Books.

+ Replace default text labels to apply your own custom text labels to each symbol, and board template labels/headings.

+ Optionally apply colourful semantics or custom styling to each symbol as it is added to your board.

+ Lock features to prevent changes and exiting back to the main menu.

+ Settings area to customise the app to your needs

Version 2 of Twinkl Symbols is currently offered to you for free use, we'd love to hear your feedback and ideas for future development. This app is designed to assist and support, not replicate or replace, the specialist skills and services offered by the SEN, teaching, speech therapist / SLP, AAC, medical & other associated professions and end-to-end services.

For more help, information and to contribute feedback and ideas please see the in-app help area or go to: or email:

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What’s New

Version 2.2.7

Bug fixes & improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Oadle ,

Share? Bigger button options?

I am loving the app. But how do I share buttons and boards to collaborate use with therapists using a different device? Also is there a way to make the buttons bigger for easier differentiation when a younger kid is learning and using the app? Also please keep this free. It’s a godsend to have this app and all of its features without the price tag

Fix the friends ,

Best and Easiest AAC app out there!

I am a CCC-SLP and I love this AAC app. It is easy to use/edit, the icons look friendly, and easy to share a created communication board with others or between devices. I tell everyone looking for AAC options about Twinkl Symbols.

Developer Response ,

Hi Fix the friends,
It was lovely to read your review and hear how you are using the Twinkl Symbols app. It's great to know this app is helping you to make a difference in the world - thank you for all that you do and for letting us be able to support you in that. We appreciate your recommendations, we hope that you continue to find Twinkl Symbols useful, don't hesitate to get in touch if you find there is a Symbol you would like illustrating, whilst there is 16000+ available in the app, there is always room for more and we are continuing to add new symbols daily, these are instantly available to be added to your custom symbols via the in-app search.

muppetfan1987 ,

Can’t get the pictures to come up

I can’t get the picture of the green beans to come up , and then suddenly I was unable to get the other pics to come up.

Developer Response ,

We'd love to help you with any issues and noticed that you are using an older version of our App. Please can you try updating to the latest version? If you are still struggling after updating, our TwinklCares team is available 24/7, please reach out to them and they will be able to assist you further! Thanks!

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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