Speak for Yourself 4+

Speak for Yourself LLC

    • 4.6 • 231 Ratings
    • $299.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation. This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard. Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access almost 14,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language! Powered by CereProc's speech system to give our voices character, emotion, and personality.

With the release of version 2.3, users can choose to include voice options from Acapela Text-To-Speech from Acapela Group through in-app purchasing.

Regardless of their current language level, this application can meet people where they are and provide language for a lifetime, because it’s a basic human right to Speak for Yourself.

What’s New

Version 4.0

Speak for Yourself 4.0 adds message window segmentation!

*This update gives you the ability to “play” and “pause” the message window, highlight words as they’re spoken, and select an individual word from the message window.

*Improved appearance of message window:
~Words are lowercase where expected
~First letter in the message is capitalized
~The symbol size now adapts when the text size is changed

* Appearance improvements in Edit. Edit now supports dynamic type as set in the Accessibility section of the Settings app.

*The search feature guide now blinks for a long time rather than quickly timing out.

*Various bug fixes, including crash on launch, and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

specialappssk ,

Still the best for so many users!

I still think this is the very best app for effective communication for so many users. <Yes, I was able to create that whole sentence using SFY, without any editing of the buttons- that’s how good the vocabulary is- and then I easily copied it into this review with the message window feature enabled for SFY in the main iPad settings. Strangely, the word “language” is one I have had to add though- although it does exist in the vocabulary, so I easily found it and added a symbol for it without having to make my own image- I placed it on the same page as “communication”, which, appropriately, is located under the “talk” button. ) I do think this app is the best at building language skills because of its vast vocabulary that is so easy to access! The “vocal expressions” that are offered when editing a button is another amazing feature that lets a user do things like express things like exasperation or agreement just like a person would do using natural speech!

Liz3033 ,

Really works!

I bought this for my son who was 3 at the time. I had heard that these kinds of apps and augmentive tools would help increase his speech. I didn’t really believe it and bought the app for the whole reason of him being able to “say” what was in his head. Within months he had a language explosion for the first time ever! He was attempting words and sounds he never had before. And it was easy to find which words would be motivating for him because he could tell us!

DreamingWoman2017 ,

Asked for a refund but changed my mind

Help!! My grandson uses this app regularly and I wanted this on my phone as well. We love this app. My grandson is 8 years old, non verbal. He knows sign and uses this app regularly. It is so worth the money. The school purchased this app for him on his device loaned from the school. I just wanted my own for my phone. My daughter says we shouldn’t need 2

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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