+ “Awesome app with so many features at an incredibly affordable price.” – Technology in (Spl) Education
+ “A great beginner Augmentative Alternative Communication app for young children.” - Megan Bratti, MS CCC-SLP
+ Chosen as “New and Noteworthy” – Apple’s Education App Store
My First AAC is an affordable augmentative and alternative communication application for the iPad that is specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers with delayed speech or severe speech disorders. Intuitive and child-friendly, My First AAC helps young children to communicate with family, caregivers, teachers and other people they meet in everyday life.
Developed in collaboration with speech and language pathologists, My First AAC offers icons organized by categories that reflect children’s natural speech development. Scroll through theme-based category icons, such as greetings, food, or feelings, and access sets of over 250 related words and phrases to express frequently used ideas. Each word or phrase is represented by a colorful icon and, when tapped, triggers the corresponding audio. You can also create customized icons using your own images. The touch screen and large icons make interaction much easier for kids with motor skills deficiencies.
My First AAC Features:
• Intuitive, child-friendly design appropriate for 18 months and older
• More than 250 icons organized by category
• Ability to add customized icons, using your own images
• Child’s voice used in all audio files
• Choice of boy or girl setting changes voice and corresponding gender of child in icons
• Animated icons with concepts borrowed from sign language
• Icons represent words and phrases commonly used by young children
• Ability to record personal information such as name and phone number
• Customizable screen layout to display 2 large icons or 8 smaller icons per category
Project Injini is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3, 4-7
Categories: Special Needs
Ratings and Reviews
I am a bilingual SLP and this app has been a great discovery for me to teach my preschool non-verbal Spanish clients the basics of AAC communication. To make it even more perfect I would like for the app to allow me to record the messages in Spanish using the animated pre made pictures which are so cute i.e. more, all done, yes, no, etc. As it is now I can only record messages in Spanish using my own pictures.
So easy to understand and customize ! I love the colorful background and how it looks more like a game than an AAC app. Excited to see what my little guy can learn from it!
Powerful, kid friendly, high quality beginning AAC!
Okay, I was slow to understand the treasure of Injini apps, but after hearing enough people rave about Child Development, we took the plunge when it went on sale and were amazed. Well, when I heard they had an AAC app, I had to see how it would measure up to the other early AAC apps. The simple design with great thought to layout and access are very user and programming friendly. Even my husband was interested in looking it over. The color was welcome and inviting and the voices very high quality. A hearty endorsement from this mom with 20+ years experience in AAC!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.