Avaz, a full-featured AAC app, has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz has been designed with the vision of making every voice heard! Avaz is child- and caregiver-friendly, and helps therapists and educators to bring out the maximum potential in children. Avaz has received top international awards, including being on MIT’s list of Top 35 Innovations in 2011.
PRAISE FOR AVAZ
“Has a very clean presentation and is very intuitive to use. 3 stars/3 stars.” - Jane Farrall, AAC and Assistive Technology Expert and Speech Pathologist, Spectronicsinoz
“Avaz for Autism is the most flexible and functional assisted communication software I have seen for the iPad. It’s an outstanding tool and will open doors for countless individuals who need assisted communication.” – Sandra Fleming, bestappsforkids.com
“Avaz is a great AAC option for many reasons, but we especially love the dedication to continued improvements and innovation.” – Dr. Robin Parker, Consulting Director, UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), PrAACtical AAC
WHY CHOOSE AVAZ?
Avaz was developed in collaboration with 25 schools and 500 children, to help children with autism achieve the most effective communication possible. Avaz is also useful for children with Down Syndrome, Angelman's Syndrome, Aspergers, Apraxia and other non-verbal conditions. Avaz’s user interface is designed to make speech therapy more effective, develop a child’s language, and improve his/her intent to communicate.
Avaz uses picture symbols and high-quality voice synthesis to help users create messages. It comes with 3 research-based, graded picture vocabularies, and a Core Words set that will help a child begin to communicate. These vocabularies have been designed to facilitate spontaneous novel utterance generation, encouraging a child to not only use language, but also generalize from it.
While Avaz helps a child get started quickly with pictures, it's also great for facilitating easy transition into text. Avaz's keyboard has support for saving and loading text, a Quick response bar for frequently-used messages, and a picture-assisted text prediction capability for sight readers.
Avaz features animation for maximizing reinforcement, the ability to remove distracting content from the screen, fine-grained control over the speech output, and a high-contrast mode.
Avaz is exceptionally easy to customize, and comes with 7 high-quality voices from Ivona. You can even record your own voice! Avaz takes the hassle out of 'programming' a typical AAC aid, and keeps the focus on interacting with the child.
• Research based, graded Vocabulary
• Symbols and Images (15,000+ high-quality Symbolstix symbols or use your images)
• Measure the child’s progress with Avaz analytics, presented as easy to understand graphs
• Print the vocabulary as a book , now the child can get consistent acces to his AAC device, even without an iPad
• Easy backup and restore using iTunes and Dropbox
• Seamless Integrated Text and Keyboard Mode
• Be Social! Share your messages using email, Facebook, Twitter
• Reinforcement using zoom and animation
• Alert key
• Word prediction with pictures and text
• Instant Search to explore vocabulary easily
• Consistent Motor Planning
• No active internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) required
• Grid Size Control
• Very simple help screen on all pages
√ Educational institutions can get a 50% discount on Avaz if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education
√ Detailed Tutorials and Support Videos http://www.avazapp.com
Avaz Live is now fully functional and easily accessible!
Start an Avaz Live session and connect remotely with a therapist or a parent. You will be able to share your screen and remote control the other person's Avaz app to help them add vocabulary and modify settings to suit their need.
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of Fantastic Features
I have been looking for an AAC app for my daughter for a quite awhile, and this is one of the best I have seen! There are several features that set it apart from the others. First, it is very easy to add, customize, and place buttons. You even have the option to take a photo from inside the app. I love that there is an option to have the buttons enlarge when they are selected, and that it is possible to easily disable buttons without deleting them. The "mistake" button allows the user to let others know if an unintended button is selected. This is an invaluable tool for people who may have trouble accurately selecting buttons due to fine motor issues. The only thing that I would like to see added in a future update is the ability to select different button sizes for different pages. Overall, this is a great AAC app that is worth checking out!
AWESOME AAC APP
This is an awesome AAC app. I have tried a few others and my 4 year old autistic son who also has apraxia of speech is currently using another AAC app. I thought it was the best available and had looked at many. This one definitely is a notch above, the pictures on top with the words is EXACTLY what he needs as he can't read and seeing a sentence above in the top window in our current app seemed pointless to me. This app has the pictures along with the words, it can now make sense to him to put a sentence together. I also appreciate the keyboard feature that he can grow into. The user interface is simple and to add and change items is simple. I feel that this app is worth every penny and I plan to set it up and make the switch! Thank you Invention Labs Engineering for putting the time and effort into an app designed just for our ASD kiddos!!
Truly an amazing app!
I found this app to be very versatile, easy to use and completely user friendly! My son is verbal, but often has difficulty getting his thoughts across, but this app has helped us to understand his needs. He had no trouble finding the buttons he wanted. I love that there is the "I made a mistake" button and that you are able to create more pictures and buttons easily within the app. I am glad there is a keyboard option too for those who are able to type - this means this app can grow with the child and adapt to the hcild's abilities. My son is very sensitive to sounds and he actually liked the voice used in this app. It sounded more natural than other apps we have tried. This is definitely an app that I would recommend to anyone looking for a communication app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.