It’s FINALLY here! This is the answer to everyone who has been hesitant to purchase the full version of Speak for Yourself without being able to try it.
SFY-Lite 2.0 gives you access to the full Speak for Yourself app capabilities* for a 30 day FREE trial!
SfY-Lite includes access to the almost 5000 word vocabulary, full programming capabilities, the unparalleled search feature, history feature, Hold That Thought, and voice options. By doing this, AAC users, SLPs, other professionals, and family members are able to use the intuitive programming and features of Speak for Yourself and access the library of almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols®.
SFY-Lite is not intended to be an individual's permanent AAC language system. It was designed to determine if an individual is able to access the button size, activate the buttons, and use Speak for Yourself to improve communication.
The free trial will only last for 30 days. After the 30 days, it will go back to the static main screen where it started. HOWEVER, you will be able to access your history data and your vocabulary file, even after the trial ends. That means that any of your programming and customization will be saved so that you can transfer it into the full version.
Speak for Yourself was designed by two ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with an extensive knowledge of AAC devices and implementation. We're very excited to give EVERYONE the ability to have the full functionality of Speak for Yourself in their hands and homes for free! You have nothing to lose and every reason to take 30 days and give it a try. With the release of a new and improved SFY-Lite, we invite you to join us in our mission to change the world...one voice at a time.
*The only features that are not available in SfY-Lite are Acapela premium voice offered in the full version as in-app purchases and multi-user capabilities (the full version can hold 40 different user vocabulary files).
*Unlocked FAMILY and FEEL pages to make them editable.
*Dark mode is now supported
*User interface and appearance improvements
*Bug fixes including a “back” button while in open/close
Ratings and Reviews
I was super excited to see the lite version because a few years ago when i was deciding on whether to pick this or proloquo2go, i picked that app. But i was still curious about it. And it's a good app. It's fine, it's different. Love the vocabulary, love the morphology page. Takes a long time to get used to, but that's standard for any aac program. Wish you could stop it from speaking each word, and also if you could remove some of the labels for words. (like: or, the, as, a, an. or words with "self explanatory symbols" like up, down, left, right arrows and some other buttons) The speaking each word really stops it from being 5 stars, but it is a good app. i do like it. It's a good option.
Finally, a fluid language system that a child can grow with
My daughter has been using the App "Speak for yourself" for five months. She had a Dynavox for about 10 years…over time, she used that system less and less. Therapists thought it was because she had nothing to say, but the reality was she outgrew the Dynavox. Within a week of using SFY, Jessie was able to find words to ask for what she wanted and put a sentence together, commenting on a movie we were watching. Within six weeks, she said "I love you, Mom". When she came home with an award from work, her father said "is that for doing good work" and her response was "no, exceptional".
She went from an isolated 21 year old, to someone who has a lot to say! This is the most fluid, well thought out system that you can find. It was developed by speech therapists who did their homework, (and I believe it was clinically tested as well) to create something that is out of the box awesome! Specifically what I like is the fact that as the child learns language, you add more. It really does grow with them. We could pre-program sentences, but then Jess would be saying what we think she wants to say. It's so much more interesting for her and for us to see what SHE wants to say.
Finally, no one believed that she would be able to use this because her fine motor skills are poor, however, no one can evaluate what someone's desire to communicate is. Speak for Yourself has changed the our world. Awesome!
Great AAC app using the philosophy of language acquisition through motor planning
I am a SLP who has a student who was recommended this app for communication. He quickly adapted to its layout and structure. The babble feature allowed for language expansion opportunities as he was ready for them. It's ease of use was conducive to this therapist, his family and the student. The newer updates include a useful word finder. I would highly recommend for both pediatric and adult populations.
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- Speak for Yourself LLC
- 1.2 GB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Age Rating
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- 30-day Trial $0.00