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Description

A collection of linked augmentative communication pages for a child in the home environment. Includes pages for eating, drinking, feelings, needs, getting dressed, washing up, sensory toys, favorites, books, songs, people games, and much more. This version uses real photos. (We offer this product in several versions with different symbol sets.)

Specifications:
Age:            Child
Setting:      Home
Voice:         Boy (AT&T Natural Voice w/ pitch shift)
Language:  US English
Grid size:    4 rows x 4 cols
Symbol set: Real photos
No. pgs:      57 (plus 22 Core Words pgs)

Features Include:
• Emphasis on Core Words
• Easy editing and customization
• Add an unlimited number of speaking, linking pages
• Camera image acquisition directly in the cells
• Access to all provided images and user images
• Easily show, dim, or hide cells
• Opacity of dimmed cells is fully adjustable
• Dimmed cells remain active or can be disabled
• Restore lets you delete pages and bring them back
• Text-to-speech and recorded audio
• Word prediction with a 150k word library
• Optional word learning and tracking of frequency of word use
• 1x-3x cell magnification for low vision (scanning and direct select modes)
• Page previews and a search bar
• Undo button
• Direct access to social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and email
• 30-day user activity log in AAC Institute's LAM format
• Data tracking with privacy toggle and recording indicator
• iCloud backup may be enabled

Switch support:
• One- and two-switch scanning
• Sequential and row/column scanning
• Auditory preview
• Bluetooth and direct touch scanning
• Supports RJ Cooper, AbleNet, Therapy Box, and Inclusive Technology Bluetooth switches

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

• New voices and languages! Choose from Apple's large selection of TTS voices to generate speech output in a variety of voices & languages.
• Select different TTS voices for spoken output and auditory previews.
• Improved search feature includes AAC page content so you can quickly locate words on AAC pages.
• Easier page creation with auto-fill column and picture width entries.
• Faster cell editing with spoken text autofill during label text entry.
• iTunes file sharing lets you backup your pages to a computer.
• Coach marks help new users navigate the app's features.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

my_three_sons ,

Good start, some lovely age appropriate ideas

First what I love- real pictures vs symbols. The app has age appropriate pages and some really lovely ideas- such as the ability to "sing along" with a favorite song or "read" a favorite book.
Not so great- navigation from page to page- honestly it is just not independently usable for a child because of the lack of a "home screen"
voices- the original pre-programed symbols all have a adult female voice, however if you edit or add anything then you can choose and adult male voice... Very silly sounding when attempting sentences. I was expecting a child's voice based on the app description.
All in all this was a good starter app for us as it allowed us to try out AAC and learn what I am looking for in the long run.

Developer Response ,

Hello My Three Sons!
I'm glad you are finding the real pictures beneficial. We saw that need in many users that we work with as well. I'm sorry for the confusion, our top page on the list is the "home page" and links to all the other pages. We just updated the iOS voices so they can be male/female and sound more realistic. I hope you can check out the new update!

4000apps ,

Less is More

The Elements series brings the less is more concept to AAC. Having access to 10,000 Symbolstix is nice unless you are a parent or SLP trying to assist a language impaired child and then it's simply overwhelming. Elements breaks down AAC into the language a child needs most for their specified environment - Home. It uses real pictures that are familiar to a child. The app still has all the bells and whistles of a comprehensive AAC app like ability to use your own pix, voice output adjustment, scanning and switch access. It fills a real need in AAC and will be much less frustrating. As the child masters the language presented new pages can be added and linked. We have had it only a few days and already my ASD son is requesting with it. Very good investment.

Developer Response ,

Hi 4000apps,
Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you were able to provide your son with a voice :-)

Best regards,
Alexicom Tech Team

specialappssk ,

Excellent for participation with peers

I love this series of AAC apps (Alexicom Elements) for giving my special education students a way to participate more effectively in common activities with their peers. I love the choice of built in pages for common books and activities, and I love how I can add my own linked pages as well. This is also an inexpensive option yet still has accessibility features such as scanning etc. The only feature I would love to add is the ability to have both the images and the words be shown at the top in a sentence strip format (instead of just the words shown). I look forward to seeing what Alexicom puts out next!

Developer Response ,

Hi Specialappssk,
Thank you for the kind words and feedback! We are always looking for new ways to improve our AAC apps!

Best regards,
Alexicom Tech Team

App Privacy

The developer, Alexicom Tech LLC, 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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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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