CoughDrop 12+

CoughDrop, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 40 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



CoughDrop is a simple, modern AAC communication and support tool that empowers individuals and the teams around them. It is a full-featured communication app built for individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Rett syndrome, or other complex communication needs. CoughDrop is flexible and configurable enough to accommodate the access and comprehension needs of many communicators.

CoughDrop users can install this app to access CoughDrop's communication and reporting features on their mobile device. The app includes starter boards for different levels of communication, and boards with large or small buttons can be personalized using the rich symbol set, user-provided images or camera photos, user-recorded audio, speech synthesis, etc.

CoughDrop runs on multiple devices, so you can log in on your tablet, phone and computer and have access to the same communication tools and interface. In addition, users can be linked so parents, therapists and supervisors can access a communicator's boards from their own devices to better facilitate modeling, and to make it easier to modify boards without taking away the communicator's device. The built-in reporting and messaging tools also help the support team have a consistent strategy and know what's working across locations and times.

What’s New

Version 2023.11.07

Various bugfixes and optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jok329 ,

Great for using across devices

I used this with my 5 year old who is nonverbal on an iPad mini 4. Overall, it is nice to have across devices should she need a back up. It’s also great for modeling and having her team at school and I sync up easily. It’s pretty user friendly and their customer support is amazing. The app itself sometimes freezes or lags way behind which causes frustration.

Rsgduke ,

The Guru AAC App!

From Speech and Language Therapy Cafe:
I have successfully utilized this app for an entire year with various students in the public schools and now in telepractice. I have ample AAC/AT SLP experience and can give testimony and highly recommend this app as the best AAC app for communication in the market! Through telepractice ST services, I work with students across state lines and this app allows me the ability to create and synchronize boards from the comfort of my home to students in other states. This past year after collecting data in the reports sent by the app, two of the districts I contracted with purchased life-time apps for three students on trial.

So what makes it a Guru AAC App? It is cloud based, user friendly, one can use the picture library within the app, or use your own cam pictures or web pictures, not to mention the great 1:1 communication from its developers any time I have reached out to them. I have recommended this app to every SLP I work with in the public schools, in telepractice, and in the medical field.

purplemama ,

Great communication app!

The model of having a free communication app with subscriptions for a user rather than per device is the best! I am an elementary special education teacher for students with autism. I have been using this app with my classroom this year with 7 students who have limited or no verbal communication. I am thrilled with having this tool to use and love how easily I can make updates for my students on my device (computer, phone, or iPad) and it updates on their device. My favorite part is that all of our support staff and myself can have the app on our own devices so we can model, practice, and find words without needing to take the device from the student. The developers have been very helpful when I need help.
I have been recommending it to all of our staff!

App Privacy

The developer, CoughDrop, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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