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AAC Evaluation Genie is an informal diagnostic tool that is intended to assist speech-language pathologists and others with identifying skill areas that relate specifically to the language representation methods commonly found on augmentative communication systems. The purpose of AAC Evaluation Genie is not to identify a particular speech generating device, but rather build a framework for selecting an appropriate augmentative communication device for ongoing evaluation and / or device trial.
There are 13 subtests that can be administered with screening options available for each subtest.
This activity evaluates the ability to progressively track and identify a single icon.
This activity evaluates the ability to progressively track and discriminate a single icon.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by stated function.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common verb (action word) vocabulary.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by category group inclusion.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify a noun by associated feature or function.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by category inclusion.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to identify common noun vocabulary by category exclusion.
This activity evaluates the recognition and identification of common core vocabulary words not easily represented with pictures using either Pixon® or SymbolStix® symbol sets.
Unity Icon Patterns
This activity evaluates the identification of vocabulary organized by Minspeak Unity® semantic / linguistic patterns.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to describe basic pictures using a simulated AAC display. Choose either Pixon® or SymbolStix® symbol set for testing.
This activity evaluates the user’s ability to read text and select a target word from a list of four choices.
Screening now available with manual advance option; Bug fixes restoring user profiles.
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Systematic Eval of Basic Skills
This app is an instrumental part of most of my (hundreds) of AAC evaluations. I use it to give me information about simple touch access, discrimination with distractors, quick receptive vocab skills, and language organizational knowledge (categorization, association, problem solving with symbols). I love that it creates a data sheet that I just screen shot and save after each student to print later. I don't see this as a therapy tool but an effective way to get quick, systematic information that relates to my AAC device decisions.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback! It's always great to have positive feedback, but coming from a subject matter expert - well it's a great honor!
A good start, but...
There's a lack of customization options. For example, the speech rate cannot be slowed, the reward sound cannot be changed (the current one is startling for some clients and childish), and the therapist cannot choose where to begin in a section (repetitive and frustrating, especially for those with short attention span).
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, THERE IS NO OPTION FOR SAVING DATA WITHIN THE APP. I have multiple clients and have to return to the resource room following each one if I want to print out results. If I start a new client without doing this, data from my previous client is gone. This feature has been mentioned many times in these reviews, yet it has never been added.
Bugs that need to be worked out!
The students will disappear some of the time when going into the app. The weird thing is if you put they’re name back in it will say “user already exists” and the data will return. That said the students have disappeared from the app 3 times in one week.
Also it would be nice if the app wouldn’t take the settings away when it’s gone out of. It forces you to do the voice again.
Lastly it jumps to the next task even though you didn’t actually start the last one (I.e. I gave child a break before starting Noun Vocab but when I go back it skips the Noun Vocab and goes to function).
Developer Response ,
I will be uploading an update this week that addresses your concerns.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.