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 2019.04.24

Various bugfixes and optimizations, including layout fixes for newer phones.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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.

melissaapp ,

Great AAC app

I love being apple to access this app on multiple devices. I can edit on. My laptop while using my iPad or smartphone for speech. The program is easy to understand and user-friendly, I appreciated the getting started wizard to help me set up the account the first time. Plenty of robust pre-built vocabulary sets and options to personalize and edit your own. Fabulous communication app.

jjjkjjkkkjdjdjdhsj ,

Not user friendly

This works if you don’t make changes to it. Half of the time the changes I make on either the computer or iPad do not stay changed.
With it only doing a few features it should be a lot easier to navigate.
I don’t want to trouble shoot it or watch hours of videos to figure out why it isn’t working.
Surely there’s got to be something better. Keep looking unless you have a therapist that’s well versed in making changes I wouldn’t bother with this.


CoughDrop, Inc.
29.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2018 CoughDrop, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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

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